k2tog is a collaboration I’m currently working on with textile artist Alisa Ronald supported by dancer/choreographer Katie Ewald. It is an improvisational and performative inquiry into handwork as a somatic medium.
Our collaboration is rooted in our experience as women, artists and mothers who perform a lot of undervalued and repetitive hand labour. We are curious about the felt experience of performing labour that is exploited yet also contains its own powers of connection and resistance. Centering our bodies as potential agents of transformation, in k2tog we explore notions of attention, power, repair and collectivity.
The creation of this work is generously supported by the Ontario Arts Council.
Short&Sweet, Kazoo Fest Guelph 2017.
Photos: Dean Palmer