4.18 minute video looped, calico, dowel, rope, The Walls, Queensland, 2018
Gestures explores the ritualistic and spiritual communion between women and objects. A ‘Collective Body’ conducts a series of choreographed movements and actions holding unfired terracotta vessels. The vessels suggest the body literally being a potential vessel to transport in new life, a vessel to hold our feelings, desires, a body to create actions, and hold our conscious thoughts; and also metaphorically to transport our spirit into the next life. The vessels presented may hold multiple functions, simultaneously gesturing to offer and to receive.
Images courtesy of STABLE