A Heretic’s Primer on Love & Exertion
29 incidents of dual consequence
Directed by Danièle Wilmouth
Written & performed by Trevor Martin & Kym Olsen
24 minutes, film transferred to video, 2007
Pulling from traditions of vaudeville, movement and performance art, artists Trevor Martin and Kym Olsen slip from monologue to dance, female to male, in a collection of related vignettes. A Heretic's Primer on Love & Exertion reveals the duality of identity and a collapse of meaning - probing the construction of gender, the manipulation of desire, and the colonization of the human body within a web of social dysfunction.
A Heretic's Primer on Love & Exertion was produced in 2007 and is based on the live stage works of performance artists Trevor Martin and Kym Olsen.