Michael Chernoff

Video Artist | Researcher | Educator

Verse (2011) Performance Video

Genre: Dance Performance
Format: HDV, Modular Analog Video - B&W
Run Time: 10:35 Minutes

2011 Upstate Artist Guild - Albany NY
2012 Master’s on Main Street Film Fest - Catskill NY

The contrast between the individuality of neoliberal capital and communist social collectivity mutually end up as failure. Alone or together we run circles until we break down out of futile toil. The tension between these two modes of being reveals the need for a different way of life. 

Recorded dancers Georgia B. Smith and William Head were solo freestyles whose emotional energy I directed. The group movements were choreographed by me and also feature the talented Laura Zelda Smith.

Alfred University: Dept. of Dance and Dept. of Expanded Media Video Studio in Harder Hall.