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SCREEN PROJECTS: Mary Ellen Strom and Ann Carlson

November 14, 2016-January 1, 2017

UB Art Gallery

Based on a live performance from 1986 choreographed by Ann Carlson, Sloss, Kerr, Rosenberg & Moore features four lawyers performing a movement and vocal score that references their daily work. Standing with their backs to one another in a tight elevator corridor, the four lawyers bend, stretch, reach, point and shout throughout the four and a half minute scene. The rhythmic sequences illustrate aspects of litigation, and pressures of working in the juridical system. Creating almost a 21st century folk dance, this video employs tactics of spectacle and humor, while providing reflection on a practice that dates back to fourth century.