RYAN MCNAMARA '11

What comes to mind when you think about your time at Hunter College now?

Andrea Blum. Lisa Davis. I guess that’s two.

You mentioned that when you started at Hunter your focus was video. Many artists make performances specifically for video but yours instead prioritize the physical experience. For example, in MEEM: A Story Ballet about the Internet for Performa 13 [New visual Art Performance Biennial, New York], instead of recording physical movement for digital circulation on the Internet, you used videos on the Internet to find physical movements that you could incorporate into a live presentation. What have you discovered by interpreting digital spaces for physical spaces?

Learning from video is tricky—your left and right are switched.

MEƎM: A Story Ballet about the Internet, 2013. Performance still, Performa 13, New York

Sacred Band of Thebes, AKA in Memory of Robert Isabel, AKA Any Fag Could Do That, 2009. Performa 09, New York

MEƎM: A Story Ballet about the Internet, 2013. Performance still, Performa 13, New York

Score, 2014. Performance still, Chai Wan, Hong Kong

II, 2012. Performance still, Watermill Center, New York