Catwalk/Catslair Residency Program in Catskill, New York
Our film documents a series of performances that enact mourning rituals through direct, corporeal engagements with the land. There is no dialogue or explicit storytelling in the performances. Rather, we are interested in the potential of choreographed movements alone to conjure the emotionality and psychological intensity of collective grief and hope.
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
During the performances, we reimagine rituals that evoke intimacy and synchrony between us and the land. We interpret land as a site of meditation.
Landscapes embody a perpetual cycle of life and death; with new life emerging from death in tandem. In thinking about rituals of mourning, we think about land as both a physical and metaphorical symbol of refuge which connects all forms of life.