In the Hole
performance in collaboration with Linda Duval
Mountain Movers considers the influence of surrounding landscapes on the body's physical movements through space. A playful reflection on the phrase ‘to move a mountain,’ a wearable mountain acts as visual representation of the accumulating burden of lived experience on the physical body. This work was conceived of and initiated during a residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in 2017.
The wearable mountain provides physical restrictions for the body, while humorously informing movements through surrounding space. This work playfully considers how the environments humans occupy impact the ways in which we navigate and negotiate physical spaces. The wearable mountain serves as a physical representation of various contrasting yet overlapping themes and considerations such as: the accumulating burden of lived experience; intersecting anxieties over large-scale global conflict, political events and everyday personal interactions; the awkwardness of moving the body through the highly politicized space of the everyday; spiritual ascension through intimate interactions with the natural world.