after Matthew Berka's under the palms
2021 | soap carving
This sculpture was directly inspired by Matthew Berka's film under the palms. I showed the film at my online platform kosmoss.co.uk. 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.
Photography by Dani Tagen.