Ritual and Repetition


Crossbreed
March 1, 2007, 12:03 am
Filed under: Ritual and Repetition

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Exit to Interior, 2003
1:56 mins
Crossbreed:
Jennifer Parker – Oakland California
Bret Parker – San Francisco California

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…vibrations that are collected, stored, transferred and absorbed by the body…the gap that exists between sense and understanding and the gestures that the body obtains in these spaces… a sound performance, video and sculpture installation with two chairs, 5 cabbage and several contact mics

Crossbreed is a collaboration of works created by Jennifer Parker and Bret Parker. Bret and Jennifer first met and became familiar with one another’s work at the 5th Annual International Art Festival and Conference at the World Trade Center in Osaka, Japan, in June 2000. They both immediately identified and embraced the commonality and shared ideology of their work and decided to try and collaborate on a project when they returned to the United States.

Jennifer Parker is an assitant professor of art at the University of California in Santa Cruz and Bret Parker is a performance artist and an animator at Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville. It is ironic that they met in Japan in that they share the same last name and both live in the same city in California.

Their first collaborative video performance installation was entitled Without Borders for a festival at the Military Museum in Seoul, Korea 2001. Due to the success of this collaborative project theydecided to continue and form an active collaborating partnership: CROSSBREED.

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