Flickers

By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  February 9, 2010

In "Affected Structures," dancer Emily Beattie (in collaboration with Eric Gunther) went through a series of simple gestures being described by a many-times overdubbed voice — "flexion of the right shoulder"; "arching torso." The dancer, in empty space, morphed into abstraction, scissored by the camera and the shattering voices.

Manupelli's "August 2009" returned to a satisfying no-tricks minimalism. For 15 minutes, a fixed camera looks out of a house onto a deck and a forest in a rainstorm. Nothing really changes but the thunder and, imperceptibly, the light, but the longer you look, the more you seem to see.

The next day, I received an e-mail from French Clements, who curated the evening. He's changed the title of the series from "Sidewalk Tzara" to "Rough Nights." Sorry, Tzara.

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