Detainee

Detainee

“Detainee” , a mixed-media, action oriented and interdisciplinary collaboration was presented at The Lab, Monday, January 29 through Friday, February 2, 2007. “Detainee” links the image of the United States of America with its decision to implement the Military Commissions Act of 2006, focusing within this performance work on the absolute power that the State has determined is within its moral and political prerogative to hold over any individual. David Duckworth, as a bound and blindfolded detainee, becomes the paintbrush with which interrogators paint the American flag on the floor of the gallery. Digital projections by Beverly Richey , painted walls by Max Yawney , and sound compositions by Patrick Todd augment this central action by creating an environment in which detached governmental roles in a dehumanizing process are explored. Movement by David Duckworth with Albert Crudo, William Donovan, Katelan Foisy, John Landino, Matthew Mark Meyer, Barbara Weinstein, and Max Yawney; digital projections by Beverly Richey, painted wallby Max Yawney, and sound compositions by Patrick Todd.

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