black mountain college museum + Art Center

Thursday, July 14th 2022 at 7PM
Streaming to Vimeo and Facebook

Memory for Intentions (2022)

For this commission, I used some archival performance footage from the past two years of the pandemic to make a hybrid, palimpsestic contemplation of the present. Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about the tension inherent in how we hold ourselves responsible to the past and how we allow ourselves to move past – move from the past in order to make. The call to “make it new” that is the legacy of experimental art practices is shifting – for there is nothing new, and those who want to erase the past are those who have less to lose from doing so or more to lose if the past is brought to bear in accountable ways in the present. Nothing is without history and no history is without the movement, flux, and relationality that shape the material of time. There is nothing new, but I believe there is transformation, re-weaving.