Intro to Networked Collaboration

Event Critique: Trisha Brown: So That the Audience Does Not Know Whether I Have Stopped Dancing

This video ( was part of the exhibition titled: “Trisha Brown: So That the Audience Does Not Know Whether I Have Stopped Dancing”. On the evening of the event, people who were unable to attend in person were able to watch the event live via streaming video.


The video is of choreographer and artist, Trisha Brown, using her body to make a large drawing on paper. While I found it interesting, I must admit this isn’t exactly my kind of “art”. Tina uses different mediums such as pens, oils and charcoal to create her designs. She jumps around and writhes on the floor capturing her movements and that moment in time. It in some way it reminded me of Pollack. I find it pretty fascinating that we are able to watch and be part of her creative experience.


We may take it for granted at times, but when you think about how a simple webcast application such as the one used in this performance has allowed so many people to experience art and music, I’m reminded of just how far we’ve come.


May 4, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

1 Comment »

  1. Interesting commentary. I had not seen this piece yet so thanks for posting/sharing. Trisha Brown is one of the seminal figures in postmodern dance so it’s also interesting that you’d compare her to Pollack, as some of her other pieces have a similar sense of directness, as in ‘it is what it is, no more, no less.’

    Comment by funksoup | May 16, 2008 | Reply

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