Newspapers

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Our Missing Body: Newspapers

Ink on paper

WAAP, Western Front, Kamloops Art Gallery

Ongoing

These are newspapers written by the body. A quiet voice not often heard or listened to. The words have been collected, compiled, written and rewritten with large physical strokes over three years, maybe three lifetimes. They are the daily news that comes from a place where the body leads. On certain days the mind has no directive, no mentorship, and it is the body that we must read. The body knows which arm to lift, which joint to bend and how to fill a belly in order to find some stability, some transformation. In this circumstance, the body writes through a very specific process. Clay forms have been moulded from the body, in movement, and were later used by many to focus on sensation, conjure visions, listen to stories and create movement rituals. The newspapers of Our Missing Body —dream diaries turned grief manuals, turned somatic pamphlets, turned ritual instructional guides, turned speculative fictions— are written from the many hands and voices of these encounters.



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