This is a dance for video performance piece I created for Spec Performance.
These photos were taken as part of a series to document my experience going through the end of my marriage in Budapest, Hungary. Photography by Nannette Vinson.
Busking Bride, 2008
“Busking Bride” is a video montage that explores Brett’s personal experience of being both a foreign bride and divorcée in Budapest, Hungary. In this performance documentary, Brett dons her wedding gown and a wig, buys some beers, and heads to a bustling, seedy underground passageway to drum a cardboard box for tips. Onlookers are both shocked and delighted to read the words,”Valofelben Vagyok” (”In the process of divorcing”) written behind her. Although the divorce rate in Hungary is just as high as in the USA, it is considered shameful. Performed in the underpass at Nyugati ter, May 2008
Pepto Bismol Commercial
I was cast to be the “casting director” for this Pepto Bismol commercial shot in Budapest. My job was to teach all of the ‘contestants’ to say “Nausea, Heartburn, Indigestion, Upset Stomach, Diarrhea” and cheer them on as they auditioned. Most of the people did not speak a lick of English. This project took all day and was hilarious as well as somewhat heartbreaking since these people had no idea that they were the brunt of the joke.
Humbolt Park Thrill Party, Chicago, The Shelias, movement piece, choreographed by Ania Greiner, 2003.
Columbia College Television Studio, Chicago, After Baldessari, live, collaborative chroma-key video performance, 2003
Athenaeum Theater, Chicago, Fluxcore Art Collaborative Show, SurFace, video and movement performance, 2004
Birds of Passage, site-specific performance collaborative with Jennifer Monson’s BirdBrain Dance with Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago 2004. Part of a performance class taught by Joan Dickinson in the Interdisciplinary Arts Department at Columbia College Chicago.
Fortune Cookie, solo performance, Stage Left Theatre, Chicago, 2003.
Collaborative movement and video site-specific performance, 2003