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Hazardous, Liquid or Fragile
2005
ODC Theater, San Francisco, CA
Hazardous, Liquid or Fragile
2005
ODC Theater, San Francisco, CA
dance performance 30 minutes

"In Hazardous, Liquid or Fragile (2005), Paul employs video, sculpture and movement in a series of episodes exploring the concept of the container both physical and imaginary. Inspired by writing by David Buuck, the container is a shape, a timeline, a list of contents, a historical map, a system of organization, a metaphor for the construction of identity, and a desire for control. The dance descries the interaction between the physical boundaries of walls and corners with the fluid and leaking substance of the human condition. Dance critic Janice Berman writes about an earlier version of the work: "Deeply thoughtful and deeply delightful." Paul's work is 'a lively multimedia meditation on space and where we fit into it and how we are ourselves contained and constrained, made her the contents, then the curious spectator, peering into cartons, then something completely out of a world of fantasy." (SF Chronicle, March 12, 2005)