Design, Form, Light, Movement

Vahri Mckenzie, Hellen Russo

Research output: Non-textual formPerformance


Sleep Disorders is a body of work that investigates the pathologisation of sleep through performance research. ‘Design, Form, Light, Movement’ (2011, with Hellen Russo) explored the connection is between urban light and the surveillance gaze in a site-specific work.
The works use performance art to subvert scientific incursions that problematise a natural state. Innovative cross-disciplines collaborations enabled new perspectives on scientific discourses and so questioned the assumptions that have rapidly created a new medical speciality. With Russo (choreography) I used the vulnerability of sleep to explore surveillance technologies, casting the surveilling camera as performer. Competitive selection for Helen Herbertson and Ben Cobham’s (critically acclaimed choreography and design team) Co/Lab in partnership with Artrage documented by Strutdance.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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