Nearness is not closeness. While intimacy grows in both, nearness lacks the implication of togetherness in closeness. We began with a frank recognition of our nearness as artists and people We set out to be near each other with our current interests, ideas, movement, practices, and vulnerabilities. From this co-mingling and a direct intention to influence each other, we danced. We invited you to be near us. And you accepted. - Emily and Colin
"Where will they spit their minty froth? the drain sent me to Gober-land: north and west of this intersection is a pristine metal drain in a white wall. in winter your lips would stick to to it. also a waxy, sparsely hairy ("don't be jealous") 1/2 male 1/2 female (boogie!) torso in a plastic crate. the inside of emily's and colin's bodies sought the inside of the city. dampness meets dampness."
A selection from Kristin Van Loon's writing in watcher-reader. Watcher-reader is a project of Hijack - the choreographic collaboration of Kristin Van Loon and Arwen Wilder
Created and performed by
Emily Johnson and Colin Rusch
Sean Smuda at the Shoebox Gallery