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Je Ne Sais Plus [What Is This Feeling] is a performance and installation piece created in 2012. Meditation on the materiality of the body and the struggle to achieve personal sovereignty within its bounds.

Documentation and photo credit Mono No Aware IV, Brooklyn, NY, 2012

Documentation the Top Secret Space, Gainesville, FL, 2012

Je Ne Sais Plus [What Is This Feeling] 2012
An obstacle course between the heart and the doctor’s office leads to [DESTINY.] Playing her tower of projectors to the timing of a prerecorded soundtrack that pivots around international versions of “You Don’t Own Me,” Kristin Reeves meditates on the materiality of the body and the struggle to achieve personal sovereignty within its bounds. Built on 27, 10-second 16mm film loops constructed from optically printed found footage and direct laser animation techniques. "Je Ne Sais Plus" is Lesley Gore's French version of "You Don't Own Me." The translation of je ne sais plus is I don't know what I once knew, or I don't know anymore. What is this feeling?

Two-minute excerpt

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Complete performance

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Nine 16mm projectors are arranged in a grid each projecting a 10-second film loop. I attempt to change all nine projector loops multiple times in synch with the sound score. The task becomes one of endurance, precision, and improvisation.


Installation listening station at the University Gallery, University of Florida, 2012. Five international record singles of "You Don't Own Me" where available to the audience. Performances where scheduled throughout the duration of the installation

Stills of the three main nine-projector 10-second looping compositions produced during the performance

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Digital animation replicating opening excerpt of the performance and intallation view created with optically printed film loops after they had been used for two years. Soundtrack composed from the musical interludes within the five international versions of "You Don't Own Me."

 

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Digital animation replicating "Destinies" excerpt of the performance created with optically printed film loops after they had been used for two years. Soundtrack excertp from the performance.