Part of an ongoing collaboration across space and time, “nothing comes close” breathes life into a summer scene, exploring the protective power of love between friends. Bodies travel through the poem and we witness collision—looks against bodies; words into bodies into words. The world of the poem is equally sinister as it is delightful, and pleasure blooms in the generative space of togetherness, finding its expression on screen.
The interplay of Karpinski’s poetics and Tabori’s movement generates a shape-shifting dialogue across disciplines and platforms. As artists, we strive to create work from an interdisciplinary crossroads, using the medium of video as a site for creative union. We have known each other for ten years and have worked on a number of projects together, each one intensifying in scope and scale as we launch into our careers.
Original text forthcoming in Rogue Agent, May 2021.
Tamar is a first-generation settler from Israel in Canada, and after lots of hopping around, she’s now a guest on the stolen and occupied Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil- Waututh), and xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam) territories. As a recent graduate of the Contemporary Dance program at Concordia University, Tamar has been involved in various interdisciplinary dance performances across Canada. As an emerging artist, she is pursuing methods of integrating the ephemeral dancing body into our rapidly evolving digital landscape. As a dancer, she is moved to create work that intrigues the viewer. As a filmmaker, she seeks for the viewer to dissect that intrigue further.