Loher incorporates the written word in her video compositions by grouping dancers together to form letters of the alphabet that she calls “Videoalphabet.” During the post-production phase, Loher assembles these dancing letters into a series of poetic questions.
Inspired by Chilean poet Pablo Neruda’s (1904-1973) Book of Questions, these conundrums embody a child-like wonder of the world and are intended to challenge our perceptions of things that we take for granted.
Do fish love cats as much as cats love fish?
How can a fish tell a cat when a fish loves a cat? How can we dance with both feet on the ground?
What does a tree write on the leaves it offers to the wind?
How does the wind know when and where not to blow?
How many leaves must the tree lose in vain before the wind notices?
Will the moon ask the tide to swallow the land one day?
What will the centipede do with its hundred feet once the land has been drowned? If there is no more mainland what will the moon use to swallow the tide?