Pre-existing Conditions

John Malpede
117 1/2 Paloma Ave
Venice, CA 90291

Pre-Existing Conditions (1997),  takes place in the slowed down,  altered- state of convalescence during recovery from surgery and metaphorically explores  states  of  isolation,  release,  birth and death .   There is very little text in this piece.  The narrative of Pre-Existing Conditions is revealed through small changes in extremely careful, deliberate bodily movement and the flow of emotions in the performer's face .  Music captures the mood and contributes misleading, but ultimately appropriate, associations.  A "pre-existing condition” is an insurance industry term for a class of illnesses they won't cover.