Archive for the ‘video’ Category

VERB WOMAN/Verb Frau: TV Channel

April 14, 2013

VERB WOMAN: a discreet dictionary vol. 1

February 19, 2012

VERB WOMAN is scheduled for a Monday pick up of 200 copies of her new DICTIONARY of eighteen (18) gerunds along with a Bonus Feature Vid-Conversation with JEREMY TODD about Projection and Performance. 

VERB WOMAN & Jeremy last seen at NOT SENT LETTERS cabaret evening with Graham Meisner @ 119 Main Street, Vancouver, January 21, 2012. Digital video recording by Matilda Aslizadeh.

VERB WOMAN in Hamilton

October 16, 2010

Verb Woman is coming to a public locale near you.

7 Easy Pieces by VERB WOMAN

June 26, 2010

VERB WOMAN has created a series of short videos like 7 Days of the Week Underwear from her childhood AND as response to Marina Abramovic’s SEVEN EASY PIECES initiative into the nature of history and memory of performance art.

VERB WOMAN: unravelling (romance and the anthemic)

February 17, 2010

Day Two 2010 Winter Olympics found VERB WOMAN plus 4 other artists at Sparticus Bookstore on Hastings Street in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side for NOT SENT LETTERS AND GUESTS produced by Jeremy Todd.

VERB WOMAN employed 2 decks of cards

(one of song clips/one of hand gestures by Edith Piaf collected from UTube documentaries)

Verb Woman executed a chance operation in front of a video projection of Day 3 from her VIVO residency in October 2009.

VERB WOMAN: a dance of forgetting

November 14, 2009

(Performance Final Summation at VIVO for LIVE Biennale Friday Oct 23, 2009 ; 6 -7 pm with special guest Paul Couillard)

a dance of forgetting

Verbs from everyday gestures, Alzheimer patients & performance art

were combined with video and choreography-by-chance dance

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employing aktion-cards

to explore our shared disintegration of memory, technology, history




… like sand slipping through an open handmepaul5


curated by Velveeta Krisp
homage to Margaret Dragu’s mother, Ellen Dragu (1923-2009) who died of Alzheimer’s-related causes

(photos by Emilio Rojas)

Une autre p’tit pause: process day 3 at VIVO

October 28, 2009

Day3: Verb was BIKING.  Shorter experiment as we had final summation at 6:00 pm.  Dropped camera as low as it could go to get more of the bike wheels in the shot. Biking camera left to camera right created a vaudeville feel (flat, illusion, music hall). An image escaping from a French film. Biking diagonally (slicing thru that beloved depth-of-field) was more exciting, dynamic and 3-dimensional but also a bit dangerous.  I had to almost crash into the walls to get me and the bike out of frame! Amusing for assembled audience to have real life bicyclist whiz past their shoulders while watching video image of same bicyclist appear to bike through video closeup of female torso holding gerunds in many languages.

FINAL SUMMATION — VERB WOMAN:  a dance of forgetting



“… an interesting way of investigating the mystery of who am I,  who are you, and why do we    persist in thinking we are Someone? The work was beautiful structurally and visually.  So clean and empty that all those gestures and states could  arise in that neutral space. And Margaret and Paul were amazing, as two and as one. I loved the switching back and forth, so much the way we switch roles with our  mothers from being the one who is cared for to the one who gives care… mom-practice [and your years of doing the] … art-practice… It’s all just life practice isn’t it? LIVE and in colour even when it’s black and white there’s always that flesh tone.”

Check here soon for more thoughts/images of A DANCE OF FORGETTING 6:00 – 7:00 pm with Paul Couillard at VIVO October 23d, 2009 for LIVE Biennale Vancouver, BC; Canada

P’tit Pause: process day 1 day 2 at VIVO

October 23, 2009

Day 1: Verb was MENDING. I wore white shirt for maximum video projection reflection. Flowing and lyrical movement progression. Me dancing; me dancing with me dancing; me dancing with 2 of me dancing; me dancing with 3 of me dancing, and so on. Reminiscent of Isadora Duncan/Victorian Muse Choruses. The image deteriorated from white/blue into yellow and the experiment was all about MOVEMENT but also about  FLATTENING. MENDING — more compatible with video.

Day 2: Verb was POINTING (homage to Alan Kaprow). I wore red shirt. Day 2 Pointing

More about stillness and sculpture; graphic use of the canvas.

Able to create more depth of field and with movement cross depth of field.

Red shirt made video sequences deteriorate into grey/black shadows in part of frame.

Somehow we could re-generate more light and colour in parts of foreground with new layers. Operatic.  (photo: Emilio Rojas)

Re-iterating camera right diagonals made image reminiscent of Mao’s Red Army Ballets with red flags and rifles. Experiment was all about SCALE PLAY and SCULPTURE. POINTING –more compatible with still photography.

A Dance of Forgetting

October 15, 2009

VIVO and LIVE Biennale present wrap

VERB WOMAN: a dance of forgetting

(3 Nights of Process-based Work)

Verbs from everyday gestures, Alzheimer patients, and performance art
are combined with video and dance
to explore our shared disintegration of memory, technology, history
… like sand slipping through an open hand…

Wed Oct 21, Thurs Oct 22, Fri Oct 23
4 – 7 PM
with a Final Summation Fri Oct 23
6 -7 pm with special guest Paul Couillard


1965 Main Street,
Vancouver, BC V5T 3C1

curated by Velveeta Krisp
homage to Margaret Dragu’s mother, Ellen Dragu (1923-2009)


January 10, 2009

My office is a closet… a nook… but it has 2 windows.

Window A —  looks out at neighbour Ulrich’s house & fishing boat.

Window B — looks out at collapsed net shed that came down with a BIG CRASH on Dec 26th, 2008  at 2:30 am under the weight of snow on its roof.

Collapse of a Net Shed2-Days Verbs are:  emailing, accounting, making (coffee, fire, bread), mending, teaching yoga.