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The hand-drawn figures in these collages track the body's sensuous, elemental experience, performing in a theater featuring face, movement, and stillness. Their movement reflects contemporary dance performance where often bodily meanings are aesthetic, graphic, and moving but essentially ambiguous. Eschewing mime that pinpoints a story, the drawings center on a vulnerable, ink line that seeks, loses, and finds its form, symbolizing as well as enacting a psyche that is fragmented and episodic.
The photographs and printed texts, on the other hand, create specific contexts for the figure-personas, contexts that are social-political, mythic, archaic, and historical. Crashing against each other in the collage, the drawings, text, and photographs acquire meaning as in Surrealism and the dream, by clustering and condensing. The drawing space is discontinuous yet graphically pressed together, a jolting space.