In Solo (2009), Maria Hassabi performs with a Persian carpet, formulating her movement as an investigation of a fluid sculptural process. The carpet – originally a framing device for the dance – variously becomes a stage prop, an outer skin and a piece of architecture. These shifts describe the negotiation of desire in a dancing figure as it approaches visibility within the space. Desire manifests itself as a changing temporal process, as complex and interwoven as the many patterns in the carpet.
SOLO (2009) by: Maria Hassabi Sound Design, James Lo