January 17, 2010
Frank Pictures Gallery, Bergamot Station
Santa Monica, CA
Sound Design by Joseph Bishara
The performance “Specular” presents the different archetypes of “narcissism” in new media. Trenda floats on an immersive cloud of reflection creating a sense of vertigo. With vibrant deep blues and silk reds, the piece plays upon beauty and sensuality. Standing on a crystal like plane, with a mask of dual faces, Trenda performs with movements influenced by butoh performance and modern dance. The installation consists of 2-mirrored video projections and a 15” LCD screen. The video on the screen is a mirrored image of the artist’s face and hands.