BEN GOULD


      


Mark

MECHANICVILLE



2022
Film and performance
Cinematography by Joseph Bacon
Clothing by Gabriella Lacza
The Mechanicville project marks the first in a series of performances that explore the body’s energy systems in relation to analogous sites of energy production. The Mechanicville Hydroelectric Power Plant, located on the Hudson River north of Albany, is the oldest continuously running hydroelectric plant in the world. Here amidst a district of Queen Anne architecture, overflow dams and gleaming yellow hydraulic turbine generators, a vocabulary of physical gestures developes in relation to the workings and symbolic environment of the power plant - movements born from the plant’s stages of energy production and inhabited within the body. 

Mechanicville Trailer:


large format film photographs taken with Jeff Bark