Wayne Ashley’s FuturePerfect just let us know about their newest project, I, who am the chorus, by former Cirque Du Soleil performer Colin Gee. It’s a series of character studies shot in Rome and presented on a standalone website. Colin presented From Dakota in PS122’s downstairs theater back in 2005, which also mixed dance and character study and video.
Colin Gee’s I, who am the chorus is a series of seventeen short video character studies mapped onto the powerfully iconic city of Rome. Viewed in any order, each video features an almost immobilized Gee, poised in front of an oddly uninhabited scene from the urban built environment—an ancient piazza, a residential street, the entrance to a door, stairs leading to an unknown destination, a bridge, a crossroads, the ruins of a Roman temple.