BODYWARP — Casting
Archival Pigment Prints
Performed at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program - near the site of Pamela Djerassi’s suicide on the property in Ohlone Ramaytush territory. BODYWARP: Casting Series was performed as a call and response with unseen forces lingering within the aging barn, and the stillness of old growth surrounding the meadow outside.
BODYWARP explores weaving as performance and calls for a unique receptivity to tensions in political and emotional spaces. The work investigates looms as frames through which I as the weaver become the warp and am held under tension, as I perform a series of site-specific interventions using my body. Like the accumulation of memory in cloth, in BODYWARP, looms and other tools of the weaver's craft become organs of memory, pulling my body into an intimate choreography involving maker, tool, and the narrative of a place.