Barbette
 

Trailer for Barbette

Barbette (209, 8 min, 36 secs) explores questions of militarism, gender, and the body through dance and movement. Shot at the circular structure, called a barbette, where one of the giant 6" M1900  guns were once housed at the Battery McIndoe-Rathbone site here in the Marin Headlands, the video features three dancers performing along a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean.  The movement and choreography seek to reclaim the site and return this ruin to an imagined primordial space. Filled with water, fabric and bodies, the barbette structure is transformed into a sacred pool for offering healing from the horrors of war.  

This work has been exhibited at Headlands Center for the Arts and Dream Farm Commons.

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