Nell Tenhaaf

dDNA (d is for dancing)

April 13 - May 11, 2002

dDNA (d is for dancing)
dDNA (d is for dancing)

dDNA (d is for dancing)

dDNA (d is for dancing), 1999
(detail)
two-channel video projection

Presented as part of Flow, a programme of film, video and media-based installations in conjunction with the Images Festival of Independent Film and Video.

dDNA (d is for dancing) was produced at the invitation of Media Arts in St. Louis, MO and shown there in Fall 1999 as a two-channel public video projection in the window of a street-level building. It is shown in that format, and also as a single-channel gallery projection.

“Watching the dance lessons in dDNA (d is for dancing) makes it obvious that dancing comes more easily to some than to others. I'm not proposing that we learn to dance and then pass it on genetically, but we teach many things to the next generation and the next in subtle and complex ways. Nor am I proposing that there's a dancing gene (still, it's never been disproven). What I'm really interested in is calling attention to dynamics at different organizational levels, some visible and some invisible, how they work together, inter-relate and possibly resemble each other.”

- Nell Tenhaaf