"My approach tends to be from experiments. I need the challenge. If I know how to do something well, there's no need to do it all the time because it becomes a little monotonous. So I like to find a challenge."
From the series, "Exclusive"
Filmed in 2013, artist Janine Antoni and choreographer Stephen Petronio discuss their collaborative process. Instead of working strictly within their respective fields, Petronio and Antoni blur the lines between sculptor, performer, and choreographer as they create works for the stage as well as for the camera. After collaborating with Petronio on his piece Like Lazarus Did (2013), Antoni worked with him to make Honey Baby (2013), a video of Petronio company dancer Nick Sciscione moving through a honey coated sculptural space. "We were very interested in making a video where one could not feel gravity," says Antoni.
CREDITS: Producer: Ian Forster. Consulting Producer: Wesley Miller & Nick Ravich. Interview: Ian Forster. Camera: Rafael Salazar & Ava Wiland. Sound: Ava Wiland. Editor: Morgan Riles. Artwork Courtesy: Janine Antoni & Stephen Petronio. Performance Footage Courtesy: Stephen Petronio Company. Music: Son Lux. Special Thanks: The Joyce Theater & River to River Festival. Filmed At: DANY Studios, New York, NY. Theme Music: Peter Foley.
Exclusive is supported, in part, by by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; 21c Museum Hotel, and by individual contributors.