Neil Goldberg
Pilar Rioja Dancing in My Studio
Video, in collaboration with Eva Vives and Peter Sollett
11:00 min.

I've always felt a contrast between the aspirations of my work and the tiny Lower East Side where it's made. To illuminate that tension, I staged a larger-than-life performance by flamenco dance legend Pilar Rioja and her company in the space. I invited filmmakers Eva Vives and Peter Sollett to film alongside me to see how other artists might capture this performance, and also to squeeze as many people into the room as possible. The raw footage from each of our cameras forms the basis of this single channel installation, which is presented on a small monitor divided in quadrants, with one of the quadrants left empty.