Moving Arms II

Moving Arms II is collaboration between Sara Roth and Bernie MacCuish. Formed in 2011, Moving Arms II grew out of a common interest in Cape Breton’s past and present (both real and imagined), and a desire to celebrate, replicate, subvert and reimagine it.

010_rothReclamation Station, 2012, digital photograph of performance.  Members of Moving Arms II, as characters Buck and Rabbit, prepared an urban site for future use by mowing, raking and planting during Lumiere 2012.

004_rothCoin Operated Viewer (video still), 2013, stop­-motion video animation. In the first incarnation of Coin Operated Viewer, handcrafted tourist viewers were installed on Sydney’s waterfront during Lumiere art-at-night festival. The tourist viewers played a stop-motion animation featuring characters Buck and Rabbit, performance personas of Moving Arms II. View the animation online

a_movingarms2_01Moving Arms II digital portrait, 2012, photocollage