from video Undertow

Undertow* (1988)

Music by Ushio Torikai. Second collaboration with videographer James Byrne. Since Lament had extensive editing, this work was created with the intention of using longer takes to better capture the nuances of movement. Byrne shot the entire work from the top of a ladder looking down on Eiko & Koma. Lighting was constructed so that naked Eiko & Koma are seen moving as if floating in a black void. Filmed in August 1988 at Jersey City (NJ) State College. ©1988, Eiko & Koma and James Byrne. 7 minutes, black & white video.