Unassigned, 2009

single channel video, 3:37

Unassigned is video documentation of a performance for the camera. Wearing only black nylon stockings and a white blouse, I stepped around in the snow until I could no longer bear the cold. I'm using the physical pain of stepping barefoot in the snow as a measure of the performance duration. Shot through a second-storey window with screen, a low quality video recording creates an optical layer between the camera and the performance. I wanted to create a surveillance visual.

I am interested in a expressing a moment that would precede organization, and mapping. Not stillness, but with no direction.