Sophie Shellbags > Video Documentation

Sophie Shellbags is a character developed as Envy the Dead, a meditation on the roots of nihilism in both intimate, interpersonal relationships, and in the greater global human culture as exemplified, for example, by the casual acceptance of mass shootings in America, the innumerable victims of the Syrian refugee crisis, or the increasing body-and-mind tolls of all kinds of violence against fellow humans.

As a movement study, the dance was formed using notational drawings that were performed by Jessica Cornish.

Presented at Outerspace as part of the "Research Project" series in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood January 31, 2016. Curated by Nora Sharp.