exhausted and sweating
My performances often leave my body exhausted and sweating, at a loss for words.
For my work, the body is a tool and the image begins to functions more like an object. It is not a thing to look at but a form to use. I run at, climb over, and cycle through images. The goal is to see and to see myself seeing. Built into the work is a desire to share the language of the body generated by my athletic challenges. The actions are often built on and framed around encounters with the visual: climbing a ladder around the horizon line, repeatedly scaling a portable mountain, cycling for hours with my eyes staring back at me, while I read an adventurer’s tale.
The restless movement of these objects becomes the performance, the action and duration are set by the limits of the image, of what I think is possible.