reviews > Brooklyn, NY

16 October 2005 14:18 PM

Carr, a self-trained artist, studied ballet and Graham technique at the Cornish School in Seattle, the vanguard institution where one of the greatest modern art and dance pairings first met: John Cage and Merce Cunningham. Brilliant, random footsteps to follow in. Here Carr crafts a collage of photo shards, ink splatters, and tiny plastic dolls as the end product of a multi-media dance event from June 2005 in New York City. Though not presented as choreographic notation, the untitled collage, underscored by an irregular grid of lines that give it a map-like quality, certainly seems a plausible format for recording complex performance instructions, at least after the fact. Glow-in-the-dark ink adds a time- and light-based component that retains some of the theatricality of the event itself.

—Lori Waxman