Dancing in the ruins of a former church we see a figure recording herself, while she herself is being recorded in the process. Where people once worshipped a god, she now only worships herselfand is worshipped in return – by a camera lens.
This impromptu performance piece relates to modern day perceptions of ourselves.
Self-presentation has become a vital and virtual part of our lives. Yet any life, any personality can only be perceived, recorded and viewed in fragments.
While how we record and present ourselves is mostly in our hands now, how we are viewed and perceived from the outside - from our closest inner circle to strangers in the whole world - is out of our control.
And so, like the protagonist in "Binding Lights" we piece together a personal mythology that gives us our own spot in the secular Pantheon– however, no one else will come to worship its goddess or anything else in it
Performance & Music by Sonja WahlerCamera & Edit by Sandra Singh