Night Projection Window
In Rumba Sola, Garcia collages herself into a black and white Hollywood film, which transports her to 1939 via green screen technologies and costuming. She embodies the dance of Cuba, the Rumba, which is traditionally danced with a partner. In subverting the choreography, Garcia performs it solo, executing each step from the memory of being led, compositing her body over the original female performer by tracing her movements on the screen. Through the act of repetition, Garcia continuously dances in a circle 'around' the male performer, interrogating cultural notions of gender roles in dance through the exploration of who is leading whom.
Go to https://soundcloud.com/channels-festival to listen to the audio track for Caroline Garcia's Rumba Sola, 2014.
Image:Rumba Sola 2014 (still)
single channel digital video, colour, stereo sound
1 min 25 sec, dimensions variable
courtesy the artist