Soft in the middle and everywhere else 2022
Shown at Gertrude Street Projection Festival 

Soft in the middle and everywhere else is a response to a significant lack of intimacy, the kind of deep intimacy that reaches the raw, gnarly, toenail clippings and scab collecting bodily truth of what we are as humans. Featureless masses are given agency performing alongside a body, the non-specific parts escape the conditioning and hierarchy that bodies are usually subject to, their otherness is freedom here. Themes of loneliness and desire play out in fleshy divinations of a vulnerable space, uncharted territory to be explored in all of its heaving, irregular glory. Background to the gelatinous action is the colour named Baker-Miller Pink, also affectionately known as Drunk Tank Pink for its suppressant qualities when tested on people in so-called correctional facilities - its developers claim it has a calming effect on aggression. Here it serves as a backdrop to the movement on screen, muting the inherent violence in the actions of tearing and destroying the intimate-surrogate-marshmallow-object. Is it a false sense of calm? What happens once the pink runs out? Chromatherapy (healing with colour) has a long history and an equally long list of dissenters decrying the practise as a pseudoscience. But this homoeopathic anger management technique serves to illustrate tensions that build under the surface when suppressed. Vulnerability and defiance often go hand in hand, slow leaking in insidious ways, striking out when threatened. Softness hurts sometimes. Feeding into a timely need to collectively cope, this work occupies a post-edible holding zone, a malleable place to writhe out the demons

Installation for GSPF 2022
Serving marshmallows with bodily inspired flavours 
Image credit: Matto Lucas


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I pay my respects to the traditional custodians of the lands, sky and waterways where I live and dream with
grateful thanks to the generations past and hope for the future.
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