Janine Antoni and Stephen Petronio

Honey Baby, 2013

Video

Duration: 13 minutes 58 seconds

Performer: Nick Sciscione, Videographer: Kirsten Johnson, Composer: Tom Laurie, Editor: Amanda Laws

Honey Baby is a video installation created by Janine Antoni and Stephen Petronio. Inspired by motion in utero, the video captures a folding and tumbling body suspended in a honey filled environment. The fourteen-minute video brings its subject incrementally closer until a collapse of space presses the viewer up against the body. The sound of the video is interpretation of what the baby would hear in utero. Honey Baby reveals a uniquely sensual relationship between subject and host.