Holly Faurot and Sarah H. Paulson live and work in Brooklyn, NY. They received their BFAs in Sculpture and Selected Studies in Art from Syracuse University in 2002. Faurot and Paulson create endurance-oriented performances that exist between the realms of performance art and dance. Together, they have developed and implemented what they refer to as the Surveillance System, a physical network of bodies controlling bodies through movement, video, improvisation, and sound. Joel Mellin (www.joelmellin.com), an experimental musician who uses JMSL, has composed music for their performances since 2002.
Faurot and Paulson’s work has been performed publicly throughout New York City and has been presented in galleries/venues including NYCAMS (New York Center for Art and Media Studies), NY; Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, NY; NURTUREart, Brooklyn, NY; P.I.T. (Projects In Transit), Brooklyn, NY; and Spark Contemporary Art Space, Syracuse, NY, among others. Their video work has been exhibited internationally. Faurot and Paulson are recipients of the MAD (Harold Clurman Center for New Work in Movement and Dance Theater) Artist in Residence Space Grant and will present their new work at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in September 2008. They will also be included in an exhibition of contemporary Brooklyn performance art at English Kills Art Gallery (Bushwick) in August/September 2008.