Yvonne Rainer : Hand Movie (1966)
8mm film transferred to video (black and white, silent)
Performance Art that explores movement. Rainer exposes her choreographed hands in a short video. The feel of the video is very minimalistic, it was shot by fellow dancer William Davis when Rainer was confined to a hospital bed. Her hands seem to dance, which is interesting as at the time Yvonne was unable to move after a serious surgery. Rainer’s fingers stretch and contract, bend and move for five minutes straight. She expresses all the movement her body is unable to show with her hands.