by The Faint in Video on Friday 30 November 2012

This video depicts the work of choreographer Marie Chouinard, whom I’ve only recently become familiar with when some friends showed me a clip of this video in a party setting. Upon further examination, I found the work to be very intriguing and much deeper than anyone at the party probably realized. I was immediately taken by the video because it reminded me of another artist I love, Matthew Barney. Provocative works like this also remind me how many different ways there are to interpret any given performance or piece, and how misunderstood art can be by people who only take things at face value.