1997, 8 min, color, sound

In an engaging progression of themes from her earlier tape Still, Pearlstein arranges a succession of suspended movements, a choreography of still images. The performer (Pearlstein) stands against a stark white interior that heightens the theatricality of her pantomime-like movements. The artist writes, "Pause presents a series of pictures which chronicle the parameters of a solo performance through posture, position, gesture, expression and exclamation." These concise gestures and poses suggest a series of gender-based scenarios, images and identities, which refer to photography as a source. Intensified by minimal sound effects, these actions reveal clues to the implied meaning of the performer's movements.

Camera/Peformer: Alix Pearlstein. On-line Editor: Al Arthur, The Outpost.