When the Sun is Rising is a performance installation where four bodies participate in scored meditative movement cycles while transitioning into choreographed interludes at predetermined times. It is an investigation of how movement can be broken down to its deriving gestural movements, making it accessible to many bodies while simultaneously comparing movement to external forms of nourishment, in this case sunlight. In addition, the performers utilize objects as a tool in assisting the movement, as a the movement itself is the coping mechanism, the revitalization of the body and the allowance for an introspective experience.
Lindsay Parnell (b. Pennsylvania 1995) is a performance, sculpture, and installation artist who currently lives and works in Richmond, VA. She graduated from the Sculpture + Extended Media Department at Virginia Commonwealth University, School of the Arts in 2017 and was recently an artist in residence at the Saari Residency in Mynämäki, Finland with her collaborator Kevin Schwenkler. In the summer of 2017, she attended Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, FL. She has exhibited her work in many spaces including Little Berlin in Philadelphia, PA; Present Co. in Brooklyn, NY; and various spaces in Richmond such as Gallery5, Black Iris, The Anderson and Yellow Zone Artspace.