Earthling a multi-media runway installation for a fashion event at Vibiana Cathedral in which nude/body-painted dancers approached an ‘alter’ of their own projected figures animated with elements of water, fire, earth and wind. The dancers then manically dressed themselves in layers of costume, only to illustrate the ridiculousness/futility/fun of masking our true beauty with anything at all. And finally they undressed and rolled back offstage - a cycle fully illustrated: we come from the earth, we ARE the elements, we dress up & play pretend, then we remove all our layers and return to from where we came.
Director & Choreographer - Mesha Kussman;
Video Design & Production - Dmitry Kmelnitsky and Kalim Chan; Performers: Mesha Kussman, Erica Rice, Whitney Shannon, Mindy Kelly, Adrienne Campbell-Holt