artwork > A Gesture of Greeting

As we navigate the world, our bodies remember, carrying traces of experiences in the flesh. As I meet you after one year has passed, or for the first time, I greet you with this archive manifesting through my body.


Action 1: remove one shoe and cut pant leg off

Action 2: balance white taper candle between toes and light

Action 3: using the rhythm of the body, swing chandelier repeatedly overhead

Action 4: when it begins to rain, drop chandelier and place candle in it

Action 5: wait for the rain to extinguish the flame



performed for Interwoven, Throop Studios, Chicago, IL.

all photos by Nabeela Vega