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TRIPOD SWEEP (2015-2019)

Tripod Sweep is an interactive, durational performance that grapples with defining power, conflict, and intimacy within a set of given terms . Knoop approaches individuals who enter the space 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. Knoop’s Tripod Sweep is a game of action, reaction, and rest. It frames dynamics around free choice, connectivity, and the legibility and invisibility of assumptions in a public sphere.

Flyer: Courtesy of the artist

Photos: (c) Kristine Eudey, Michael Wilson, 2019, Arch: Savannah Knoop, Tripod Sweep, Leslie-Lohman Museum