Fraying, dissipation, divination and talking to moths, or notation as a salve for unmanageable vulnerabilities. Propositions i & iii.
14 Sept 2023 — 01 Oct 2023
Saturday 16th September 4 - 6 PM
This body of work emerged through my attempts to parse and read into my grandfather’s silence: his inability and reticence to share his experience of being a spy in the 1950s, and his slow weathering that I witnessed over the years. From there, it grew to respond to a heterogenous archive of episodes of vulnerability—drawn from art, familial history and autobiography.
Dancing around and transgressing the limitations of the narrative and discursive forms, the works propose different forms of notation—diagrammatic, graphic, linguistic and aural—as points of access to knowledges that are performative, iterative, dialogical and open-ended.
Image courtesy of Olga Bennett.
Documentation by Nina Rose Prendergast.