Many of you have been asking about work created during my recent residency at Cill Rialaig in Ireland. The video You Leave Here is the first of many projects begun there to be completed. It explores the relationship of the body to the land, the record and expression of that relationship in language, and the cultural and material consequences of rupture from land and Place. Layered tracks of a voice trace the body’s leavetaking across a specific landscape, interweaving personal narrative, fading communal memory, and geography. The almost-balletic imagery of moving hands evokes sign language, raising the question of whether language can exist without a listener.
It's now viewable on Vimeo at: https://vimeo.com/45410627