35 mm colour film loop, copper mesh, 365cm wide, length variable, 1min 12s loop
Joining a 35mm film projector with a 19th century sewing machine, a short film loop of a veil dance choreographed by Loie Fuller is projected onto a double sided screen of translucent copper mesh. The image blazes with electric intensity. The dancer is surrounded with spiralling sheets of white silk manipulated by poles attached to the body. Creating forms that twist and fold in space the fabric appears to move the dancer in an uncanny spectacle that defies the laws of gravity. Image and screen meld in hybrid materiality; screen and space are inseparable as the copper cloth hits the floor and continues to roll out towards the spectator. The black and white film is intercut with flashes of dazzling red pure light - morse code.