My gratitude towards this process -
I was so excited to be invited to create with homeLA at the Silverlake Neutra House. I have been an admirer of their work, and so this is a dream come true.
I am just recovering from two fractures in my left foot, so this is my first project back after two months out. And it feels soooooo goooood!!
Our first rehearsal flowed with ease and many things revealed themselves so naturally.
Being within this space transforms you. It happens it a subtle way. The design, openness, colors, the varying perspectives, the way the light travels through each room, there is something so special that seeps into you. There is a calm. A beautiful serenity. Before you realize, you are in a state of deep relaxation.
It is this feeling that is driving my work within this home. Gema Galiana and I are exploring what it is to be a woman living within this space during the 1940's-1960's. To be a woman within a home.
Inspired by the idea of being 'kept and perfect'. Everything is 'perfect' on the surface, but residing below is something that is dark and slightly askew.
Our movement is a reflection of our inner dialogue, secret thoughts, desires, dreams of other lives, of being wild.
We are sister wives of sorts. We have our own interests within a shared space, but share a deep connectedness to each other and our surroundings. One that has multiple layers. We have our daily routines as we move through the space, doing self-made and expected tasks. We may settle into a place to reprise for a while, shifting to and fro. The same cycle day after day ... it's as if these women are suspended in time...
I am so grateful to be a part of homeLA and for the opportunity to create in this space with such amazing artists. I love site-specific work and collaborating. I am so looking forward to the continued discoveries and development of this work in this home.
More to come and I cannot wait to share in this with you!
Thank you + much love,