I only exist between your teeth, milk flowing
the flies lined the bowl, drawn to the
sharp tang of wine
gripped by thirst
This small and dark crust, dead country
and moving with
to collect flowers from the road side
her dress unzipped and her feet bare against the pavement
your milk tastes
sour today, and yesterday it barely had any taste at all
as though you no longer want me to find any pleasure in consuming it
resent me coaxing it from your body
you make me a thief
but you see
I love the way thievery feels
in the creases
I only exist between your teeth, milk flowing primarily represents a period of creative research, both in the studio and working site-specifically. This research includes a performance for camera presented online at Performance N' Tha, Spill yer tea #5.
The work is a visual meditation on the subjects of violence, rebirth and healing - centring bodily experience, sensation and slow sustained movement.
Performance research images created in collaboration with Anna Sofie Keller. All text by Rob Hesp.