Force Flex

Joy Poulard, David Gordon (2017)

Force Flex by Joy Poulard & David Gordon :: Supported by FRFAF from STUDIO for Creative Inquiry on Vimeo.


Force Flex by Joy Poulard Cruz & David Gordon draws upon visual language parodying police performativity, mediated via motion capture technology and animated in a digital space. A 3-D model of a policeman has been repurposed away from its common uses, and then cloned and mobilized in a dance under the control of the artist’s body movements. The result is an absurdist ballet of dancing police force, playfully subverting the hypermasculine power of the state.

Made possible with support from the Frank-Ratchye Fund for Art @ the Frontier.