Lay Lady Lay

Two-channel p
erformance capture animation with sound
2019

Installation images from 
1805 Gallery, San Diego, CA 

 

Lay Lady Lay is a two channel performance capture animation made in response to Therese Okoumou climbing the statue of Liberty on July 4, 2018, and the hours of surveillance video that screened online directly following her stand-off and capture. This work adopts a retelling of Bob Dylan's popular 1969 pop song by the same name, and uses motion capture animation to record the artist lip synching as a 3D model of the statue of Liberty.

Still from live feed following Therese Okoumou climbing the Statue of Liberty on July 4, 2018.