Theresa Byrnes Collaboration 2016
Artist in residence with Theresa Byrnes in NYC January-February 2016. After a phone call and a plane ticket booked, here I am in the world of Theresa Byrnes; helping with her baby at night, working in her studio and collaborating on new work during the day - we fast became friends and decided to respond to the appoaching Valentine’s day.
"What is love? What is friendship? I should know by now. But I feel more and more that love is for survivors or is granted to those we think will. The fickle moments of connection land in my life often & than flutter away. Believing more in “flutter than forever” makes me unsure if I understand love or if it can be understood. My physical vulnerability leaves me open to contact that is like a dance of will. “gambette” is me grappling to represent what I feel to be the essence of love & friendship, shared support & play & shared convulsive, unpedictale joy. Both are bound to the moment and not expected." THERESA
"The function of the legs is to support the body, they are a direct link to its environment which enables social connections. On an artistic level and directly linked to our collaboration the legs are the action to creativity, the symbioses of two different creative minds connected through them both physically and mentally. Combined with the communication of laughs "gambette" is exploring the meaning of friendship, love and the emotional bound between entities." GERALDINE