Finding words for the feeling

Click HERE if you want to watch The Walk Home (excerpt #1, above) directly from my vimeo.

Click HERE if you want to watch The Walk Home (excerpt #2, above) directly from my vimeo.

Above:
The Walk Home
, 2016
Site-specific performance.
Two-channel video with sound, 30 minutes.

In winter 2016, I created “An object with a history” which became the basis of an ongoing body of work titled “Finding words for the feeling.” The series began with a site-specific performance-for-video (“The Walk Home”) and later, staged performance images (“Embrace/Expel”) near my home in Hamilton. “Finding words for the feeling” became a methodology for navigating my presence on familiar and unfamiliar land as a settler/immigrant, through organic site-specific and site-responsive actions. The object, when taken from one place to another, leaves a temporary trace behind. At the same time, the land leaves its trace on her– as the seemingly hard exterior slowly wears down through constant movement, until eventually she is drastically altered or expended beyond recognition.

Below: A series of photographs from the same body of work.
Embrace/Expel, 2016
Archival inkjet prints.
13″ x 19″ each.