Environmental Performance Art

I develop immersive, participatory, and interactive narrative installations. When in person events shut down, I wasn't able to continue with my practice, since both the viewer and access to space are crucial to my work. Not wanting to abandon my art, I spent the next ten months exploring ways of transitioning my work to the virtual space. My goal was to focus on nature and find a way that enabled me to create an immersive virtual experience for the viewer. I decided to use a drone to capture my performances. With a drone, the viewer is able to inhabit the space and the place of the performer without the barriers of a traditional ground level stage, video or film perspective. Watching a drone performance (live or recorded) immerses the viewer in the performer's experience as they go within and turn the space of self-within-nature, inside out.   14 January 2021

           

 
clip from Detoxification shot by Drone Pilot Badir McCleary
 
In this performance, I am purging my spirit of all that I have accumulated over a lifetime. 
The eggs symbolize these toxic elements.
Earth, in her infinite wisdom, transforms the discard into seeds for new life.
It is a form of ritual symbiosis. 

still shot from Detoxification shot by Drone Pilot Badir McCleary

 
clip from Dear Sun, Thank You, shot by Drone Pilot Badir McCleary
 
In this performance, I am expressing my gratitude towards the sun 
for the depth of healing that only its warmth filled light can bring, even in the shadows.
The eggs are offerings that symbolize all the gifts received and those yet to be born. 

still from Dear Sun, Thank You, shot by Drone Pilot Badir McCleary