Flesh 'n' Blood
Humber Street Gallery
This body of work for Humber Street Gallery began with the encounter of a text written by a member of the family — a taliswoman that acts as an instructional guide to healing the body, and a point of speculation to missing kin. The work explores our relationship to the body. What is latent and carried intergenerationally, and the visceral emotions of grief and ecstatic healing that are inherited and repeated. Biological and chosen kin are invoked through collaborative making and rituals.
In this series of mainly sculptural works, play and making are tools to invoke, remedy and create new language so that we can understand the body and its stored emotions. Traditional practices and objects that enable healing are remixed. Works are ingested, transformed by the gut, carried beyond the gallery walls and excreted. The exhibition invites you to engage with organs and senses, and to take part in this shared bodily experience.