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easy pieces

performance series, 2010-2012

Dusting-off and feigning the old trick of ventriloquism to reflect how we perform and interact as disembodied beings via social media.


In a series of live and recorded performances with Hector (ventriloquist dummy as interlocutor), I enacted, attracted and engaged actual online “voices” in conversation with this anachronistic 'virtual' being.


This body of work includes:


The Dummy Is Present, a live media performance which took place simultaneously online, on, and in front of a live audience--participation was encouraged;


On Display, a video in which Hector performed personal ads from the m4w section of craigslist;


Reenactment of Vito Acconci's Seedbed, a live performance based on Acconci's seminal 1972 work, with live video projection;


Other short performances prototyped at Experimental Comedy Training Camp, a residency at The Banff Centre, 2012 (contact the artist for links to password protected videos); and


 Social Media--Twitter and Tumblr accounts and a Facebook page.


See the press section of this site to read more about the work. 

video still, "on display"
installation of video and dummy
t. foley & hector the dummy
"the dummy is present"
t. foley with jen melvin
screen capture
montage, video stills
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