An MFA in Costume Design Thesis by Kelsey Vidic
Cinematography by: Eloise Santa Maria
Live Performance by: Kelsey Oliver
Projected Pre-Recorded Performance by Kelsey Vidic
Sound by: Joe Cornelison
Collaborators: Emily Wolfe, Christine Gwillim, Chris Conard, Alex Hanna, Jon Haas, Kimberly Belflower, Drew Paryzer
Performed in 2017 in the Museum of Human Achievement in Austin, TX
I find my seed in belonging;
I find my intention within the
paradox of “being” versus “longing.”
Through my journey to India,
I observed that I feel most comfortable
when I am adrift.
Within the culminating installation,
there is a focus on contrast and
how that embodies true calmness.
Shunryu Suzuki says,
“Calmness of mind does not mean
you should stop your activity.
Real calmness should be found in activity itself.”
Using this intimately immense concept
while focusing on the contrast it naturally creates,
this performative installation is
my visual journey of be-longing.
Performed by Body Shift