Survival Based Camp



Sandy de Lissovoy and David Kelley produced Survival Based Camp, a 20-minute single-channel video, filmed at various sites in Brooklyn and Northeast Los Angeles. Through their multiyear, bi-coastal collaboration, Los Angeles-based artist de Lissovoy and New York-based artist Kelley built a series of sculptures from lightweight wood, hinged and stretched with fabric. The sculptures function in the video as props and architecture, alluding to the temporary and theatrical quality of stage sets or unfinished buildings. Performers interact with these objects, forming sequences of choreographed movements and improvisations, in which the performers discover their physical relationships to the sculptures and to the in-between spaces of the urban and industrial sites that they occupy.