DECOMMISSIONING 

BODYWARP — Decommissioning
Archival Pigment Prints
16 x 20 & 20 x 24 IN | 40.5 x 51CM & 51 x 61 CM
2017

BODYWARP Decommissioning responds to the architecture of a space designed with interpersonal military and geopolitical hierarchies in mind, a place to surveil the Pacific for an Japanese attack that never came.

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.