Michele Beck and Jorge Calao

“Whirlwind White,” video

Whirlwind White is a series of experimental, digital videos, which manipulate sound and motion. Inspired by sources including early experiments in performance video, the plays of Samuel Beckett and the screams of Antonin Artaud, Beck and Calvo use video as a malleable material through which to breakdown the boundaries between the body, time and space. In the videos, it is the motion of the body and sound, rather than language that tells the story. Beck and Calvo repeat gestures, wrap their heads in packing tape, and spin in circles endlessly in order to release bodily energy, process experience and break down notions of progress.