Sans Gravity (2003) Photo/Foto: Lorie Novak
  • Title: Sans Gravity
  • Holdings: video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 00:43:58
  • Language: English
  • Date: July 2003
  • Location: Performed as part of the Spectacles of Religiosities Seminar, Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, New York University, July 5-12, 2003.
  • Type-Format: performance, performance art
  • Cast: Nao Bustamante, performer; Roberto Sifuentes, assistant.
  • Credits: Nao Bustamante, creator, director ; Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, producer, commissioner ; NYU TV and Media, videographer.

Sans Gravity (2003)

Video documentation of Nao Bustamante's solo performance Sans Gravity, presented as a part of the 4th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, celebrated in July of 2003 in New York City, United States under the title "Spectacles of Religiosities." Water can symbolize many things, but often it is associated with knowledge and emotion; both of which are difficult to define in logical terms. In the installation/performance space of Sans Gravity, Bustamante explores the metaphors associated with water in the physical realm by burdening her body. The weight and the movement of the water develop into extensions of the gesture and another layer of the distorted self. The audience becomes a mechanism of relief.