October 9. Day 3

October 9th. Day 3. Residency A quiet day today…my attention is drawn to other qualities of movement in the space and beyond. The light from the south facing window patterns the floor with moving leaf shadows. I spend time on the floor, wait, stand and move in the space, eyes closed. Flailing arms to end. A person enters, sits and watches as i perform 2 of the studies, as i am ending she leaves, we smile Read More

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October 8. Day 2.

October 8th. Day 2. Residency Thinking about the act of performing in an empty space. Here in the gallery i am affected by the possibility that someone will arrive at any point, keeping me alert to the movement and the small events of the space in a different way. Sometimes people enter and encounter the midst of the performance, at times this seems to create a hesitancy…some people leave, some stay: for some there is a Read More

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October 7. DAY 1.


To begin, i lie on the gallery floor, breathing as fully as i can, remembering how an embryo practices breathing in utero, before it is born. People begin to enter the space and i am drawn into performing some of the studies for them. Conversations follow from the performances: about the relative hardness of objects alongside the softness of the body, about Newtown and the generosity of the people here, about perspective and scale in relation Read More

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During the summer i have been working with film maker Tanya Syed. we have been finding ways to film Studies for Maynard. Developing a visual and choreographic language that translates the performance into a piece for video. It has been, and continues to be, a complex process, it has helped me understand the ways in which this work can be seen, experienced… We will show a work in process treatment as part of my residency at Read More

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