TRIPOD SWEEP

 

Tripod Sweep (2014-2018) is an interactive, durational performance that grapples with defining power and conflict within a set of terms. 

A non-verbal character, who is expressive through movement alone, approaches individual members of the audience with a movement borrowed from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu called The Tripod Sweep, in which one attaches one's own legs to the hip of another person, destabilizing the other's two-legged base.  The game is based on action, reaction, and rest. When observed by an audience, the game revolves around the legibility and invisibility of assumptions; who is approached, who engages, and what factors determine feelings of “winning” and "losing" in a public sphere?