all our days are full of breath: a record of momentum
brings together two artists who foreground the body and movement as material in evolving choreographic works. Jessica Karuhanga and Brandy Leary transform the gallery into a place of kinesthetic field work—part performance, part laboratory, part choreographed sculpture. The artists utilize bodies, gestures, and related detritus as their materials, mining personal, cultural, ancestral, and corporeal archives.
Leary’s work explores transmissive expanses of gesture through dissonant forms of dance and movement that offer spaces of effort and failure, expertise and unknowing, as well as curiosity through a post-disciplinary lens. Layering the energetic affect of gestural resonance in a geology of moving bodies, absent bodies, and multiple suspended brass bells, she works collaboratively with artists and objects to create a space of deceleration.
In Karuhanga’s work, objects and gestures will be collectively determined and negotiated by performers. Mining personal archives and collective digital data, performers utilize these materials as a channel, understanding that all matter carries weight, and all objects are both the presence and weight of their history. Due to the exhibitions’ evolving nature, there is opportunity for repeated and unique visits. –Jenn Goodwin