The Foundry

Joygame

 
 

Evening Length Video Piece 
(2003)

Created by Alex Ketley and Chris Burns

Commissioned by Headlands Center for the Arts and presented at the Moving Pictures Festival, Toronto Canada

"Joygameā€¯ is a project that Alex Ketley and Christian Burns created after they separated their five year collaboration. After spending so much time looking at the interface of live dance and recorded and projected video, the two wanted to see what it meant to do a full evening length video work. They also wanted to explore humor. The piece roams through many different emotions, from humor, the heroic ideals of ballet, art jargon, and loss, and the complications of friendship.