COLLABORATIVE VIDEO + LIVE PERFORMANCE
Kate Holcomb Hale, Nora Stephens and MacKenzie LeTorre bring their personal experiences to explore themes of invisible labor, including physical and emotional labor, specifically within traditional and non-traditional family structures. This multi-media project which centers around the dining table as surrogate/placeholder for the body and the corporeal experience dissolves boundaries between art and life, the domestic sphere and the gallery. Live performance, dance, video, stop-motion animation and soft sculpture are interwoven to provoke questions around invisibility, presence and ephemerality. Shared movements that imitate and activate ‘kitchen table’ sculptures draw attention to the privilege and burden of care, the residue of abuse/trauma within domestic situations, grief and methods of healing. The work aims to create an immersive experience that facilitates connection and ultimately generates a network of care through empathetic engagements. The interactions between the hybrid forms will vary in each performance creating multiple access points for viewers to engage while simultaneously dismantling hierarchical structures around making.