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SHELTER LABOR

2018
Earthdance, Plainfield, MA

  • multidisciplinary installation

  • site-specific performance

Shelter Labor was part excavation, part performance, and part film installation, developed in collaboration with artist Elizabeth Weinstein during a two-week residency at Earthdance. While cleaning out an abandoned trailer in the woods of western Massachusetts, we investigated themes of home-making, birthing, shelter and the performance of women's labor, through what we carried, what we cleaned, and what we cared for. At the culmination of the residency, audience members were invited into the trailer at dusk for intimate screenings of project material and hemlock tea. 

 

artist in residence: Tyler Rai

collaborator: Elizabeth Weinstein 

 

Supported by EMERGE Residency at Earthdance