Fossil (2017) explores the capacity of the human form as a vessel for memory, as paired bodies, create, hold, dissolve, and recompose forms in a continuous cycle of support, absence, and return. One body collapses into the other while the other supports, briefly. As if time stopped in the comfort of this moment, one leaves and the other is left holding the space they once held together as air, light, and time continue to progress in the absence of the other.
Born out of exercises in self-care, Fossil slips between stillness and motion, sculpture and performance, the solitary body and collaboration, and our ability to undo histories by revisiting them, one excavation at a time.
performed by Leslie Cuyjet, Betsy Brandt, Muffie Connelly, Elinor Harrison, Jacob Henss, and Kat Reynolds
as part of A Collection of Slow Events
curated by Alexis Wilkinson
at the Luminary Gallery
St. Louis, MO
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© 2020 Leslie Cuyjet