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GROUNDING (installation view)2011/2014
GROUNDING (installation view)2011/2014

High-definition video still

This cinematic video stemmed from a series of drawings based on the 'flower of life', a geometric pattern of six intersecting circles. I choreographed then performed the drawing on an 'island' in a stream. As if pulling the sequence of black, abstract shapes from my body – seed, embryo, flower, butterfly - I ceremonially laid them on the ground. Slow-moving gestures are a metaphor for both the fluidity of the stream and the passage of time. As the seasons changed so did the imagery, form and material of the drawing. My attire shifted from black to white against the snow. In an archetypal landscape, a ‘silent ritual drama’ of burial and the stages of grief is an expression of the deep connection to 'place' from one generation to the next.

Castletown Downtown Gallery
Rutland, Vermont

Washington Project for the Arts
Experimental Media Screening Series, 2011
Juried by Paul D. Miller aka D.J. Spooky


Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Washington, D.C.

Program Artists
Selected by Kelly Gordon, Curator of New Media:

Mathieu Treblay
Dee Hood
Paul O'Donoghue
Leslie Berns
Virginia Cowell
Lemeh 42
Tina Willgreen
Jenny Schmid + Ali Momeni
Leyla Rodgriguez + Christian Staub
Andreas Templin
Ranu MuKherjee
Toby Kaufman-Buhler
Peter Lee

International House Philadelphia
The Ibrahim Theater

Montgomery College
Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz
Foundation Arts Center
Silver Spring, MD

Maryland Institute College of Art
Falvey Hall
Baltimore, MD

The Phillips Collection
Washington, D.C.

Castletown Downtown Gallery
Rutland, Vermont