Lydia and Matthew, 2019, 20:04 minutes.
Performers: Lydia Feuerhelm and Matthew Lemus
Camera: Wanbli Gamache, Armin Hayrapetian
Sound: Armin Hayrapetian
Lydia and Matthew is a screen dance featuring a duet between the two performers Lydia Feuerhelm and Matthew Lemus.
Lydia is a partner dancing teacher, and Matthew is a janitor at a high-rise residential building in downtown Chicago. I
spent a month and a half working withLydia and Matthew separately, collecting their biographical information, performance
histories, movement habits and life routines. In the end I put together a solo for each of them that corresponded with each