Missing Associates, Lily Eng and Peter Dudar
1975, 24:38 minutes, B&W, No language
This is Lily Eng’s magnum opus. The importance of this highly virtuosic endurance work derives from her studies in kung fu kinesthetics, and the desire to explore “violent” movement. While the upper body is quite active, the solid grounding of the pelvis and sacrum provide a counterbalance. The upper body’s active mobility offers opportunities for a sensual response from the shoulders, forearms, wrists, and hands to execute finely nuanced articulations. The body, in concert with the percussive music, becomes a fined tuned and complementary instrument of expression.
Lily’s subsequent compositional and performance practice drew at length from this profoundly influential piece.
Re-mastered in 2014.
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