Intersection performance/sculpture w/ Linda K. Johnson
August 31 - September 2, 1991 Portland, Oregon
Construction Performance, Dance Performance, Pedestrian Walk-Through - repeat
Three times each day there was a transformation, each phase of equal importance with no state of 'finish'.
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Intersection was a collaboration between the dancer and choreographer Linda K. Johnson and Linda Wysong. As a kinetic sculpture and evolving performance, the work changed continuously throughout its three day existence. A site specific installation set in downtown Portland, it evolved through eight phases. The cyclical piece began with the empty street, gradually rose into the air and ended with the intersection empty once again. Each phase was composed in three parts; (1) work performance, (2) dance performance, and (3) pedestrian walk through. Three times each day there was a complete transformation, each phase of equal importance with no final state of 'finish'.
When the modules of shiny steel are grouped and stacked, creating new structure in the once empty city street, the choreography of the work process becomes evident. The urban grid is the frame for this cycle of building and tearing down that is two voices in a dance skill and movement. Intersection focuses on the beauty and energy of daily work and life.