We wrap things to protect them, to store them.
Wrapping creates a safe boundary for things that are bruised, broken, tender and need time and space away from the world.
In this piece, I worked with dancer Maxx Passion to create a series of performances based on the actions and tensions of physically and emotionally wrapping something.
The movements were set against the backdrop of a site-specific installation I had created in which all of the architectural elements of the bedroom I had shared with my previous partner were cocooned with clear sticky packing wrap. The room remained in this state for 2.5 months until it was time to unpack and start over.
Dance collaboration, performance still, 2014
Video Excerpt from performance
Artist's bedroom, plastic wrap
wooden chest, plastic wrap