Body as Printing Press
Midway Gallery, San Francisco, CA
The performance integrated body and technology into an organic machine. Through dance the body becomes a live ink press.
Excerpt from the Midway Gallery:
“For Alexa the performance is an opportunity to explore movement and the idea of the body as machine as she uses herself to portray the mechanisms of the press. Alexa elaborates: On one hand the body is already a machine. On the other hand machine is often viewed in juxtaposition to the body. This [performance] highlights both at once and perhaps dissolves that boundary. Machine as soft and organic. Body as precise and predictable. It's an exploration of boundary and the body relating to environment.”