Cellist Patrick Belaga lend scores of “severance” to the choreographies of performers Josh Johnson and Hardcore Tina wherein Eurydice is consigned permanently to the realm of the immaterial because Orpheus, the archetypal artist, cannot turn away from her. In this performance by artist Kandis Williams, movement and score create immediate euphoric experiences of dissociation while also conjuring the ceremoniousness that befits the ancient myth.
Kandis Williams (b. 1985, Baltimore, MD) received her B.F.A. in 2008 from the Cooper Union School of Art, New York. Her recent exhibitions include solo shows at SADE, Los Angeles, and St. Charles Projects, Baltimore, and a performance and workshop at Human Resources, Los Angeles. Her work has also been exhibited at The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; The Underground Museum, Los Angeles; Neu West and 68 Projects, Berlin; and The Breeder, Athens, among other spaces. Williams has an active curatorial and writing practice, and runs Cassandra Press with artist Taylor Doran. Williams lives between Los Angeles and Berlin.