Whose eyes I am is an autobiographical research into childhood, memory, and transcendence. In this piece Mercedes Searer journeys through different landscapes and moments in time to evoke a deeply personal piece. How can the body hold so many different versions of a person? And, can all parts be accessed within a performance? How does time travel work on stage? A non-linear excursion inspired by games, images and scenes from her own childhood, along with the subtle shift between a performing and nonperforming body, Whose Eyes I am allows for an accessibility and intimacy not often afforded into the past and present.
Mercedes Searer Choreography and Performance
John Yanelli: Arrangement and score. Dreams by Nuages, Crazy Ornette (Nôze Remix), Assise by Camille, and River by Mountain Man. Excerpts from Arvo Part, Kannon Pokajanen Ode III, Estonian Philharmonic. *Music
Eaavon O’Neal: Video editing
Tom Grizzle: Photography and Stage technician
June 2019, Premiere Brooklyn Studios For Dance (New York, NY)