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after Matthew Berka's under the palms

2021 | soap carving

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This sculpture was directly inspired by Matthew Berka's film under the palms.  I showed the film at my online platform Within the curatorial strand of my practice I have been exploring a type of collaboration that could relate in character to ensemble work in dance or to movement improvisation. 

I found Matt's film deeply moving, especially for the sense of entrapment I got from it, as well as certain type of speechlessness, that has its source in suffering. The medium directly relates to the prison tradition of carving in bars of soap.

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Photography by Dani Tagen.

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