Agenda

Dana Michel
& Tracy Maurice

Lay them all down

 

“…In Lay them all down (2020), as Michel moves through physical frustration with humor and candor, Maurice drives the camera over the floor, amplifying all sounds, using her body as a tripod that advances and collapses. This is not mere documentation, but a video and performance laboratory that asks if mutual understanding can come from really looking at each other. Both Michel and Maurice dress and undress, follow each other, and create dichotomies around closeness, dimension, speed, and noise. Dancer, filmmaker, camera, and audience are all engaged in the simple yet elusive action of focused observation. Dana Michel and Tracy Maurice film and wear objects that propel them outside comfort and cliché. What remains is the intuitive outburst to be seen and be together, regardless of outcome.”

– Amelia Bande for Berlinale 2020

 

Tracy Maurice is a multidisciplinary artist based in Montréal who works in several mediums, including video, art, and design. Her research-based practice combines analog processes with new technologies. Themes often explore temporality, movement, connection, observation, and our interrelationship with the natural world. Her work has been shown at the 11th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art (Berlin), Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (Montréal), The Lincoln Center (New York), ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival (Finland), & Nuit Blanche (Toronto). She has given talks at Berklee College of Music, Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, HFBK University of Fine Arts Hamburg and taught filmmaking at the IDFA Film Academy at the University of California at Berkeley.

https://www.studiotracymaurice.com/

 

Shedhalle – Dana Michel & Tracy Maurice – Lay them all down

photo: Carla Schleiffer, Shedhalle 2022

Shedhalle – Dana Michel & Tracy Maurice – Lay them all down

photo: Carla Schleiffer, Shedhalle 2022

Shedhalle – Dana Michel & Tracy Maurice – Lay them all down

photo: Carla Schleiffer, Shedhalle 2022

Shedhalle – Dana Michel & Tracy Maurice – Lay them all down

photo: Carla Schleiffer, Shedhalle 2022