Portage (Between Two Bodies)
In collaboration with Tiffany Schofield
In this durational performance for the camera, the artists engage in a collaborative process of bed-making. An attempt to reconstruct the bonding experience of childhood sleepovers, the artists build and rest together in a prefabricated IKEA bed. Interested in how girlhood experiences translate when mapped onto adult bodies, the artists aim to disrupt the associations of sexuality imposed upon women. Shot at dusk during the late winter, the video incorporates various states of transition. The performance takes place at Rouge Beach in Scarborough, a site which marks the beginning of a historic portage route.
Videography and photography by Alan Peng, Jeff Zhao, Rico Lindo, and Genesis Giocada.