photo by julia bauer @ tempting failure, july 2018

l'ariete

 

a body works across land, rising and falling, dreaming and mourning. 

l'ariete was a life//research//performance project that took place between 2016 and 2018. the work took the form of a process, an attempt to work through dislocation, loss and grief. fragmented memories become materials, manifested in space.

the culmination of the project was a durational performance presented at tempting failure in july 2018.

 

skin breaks, as the body is rakes itself across the terrain. it is pierced and cut. it navigates weight and pressure as it reaches towards the figure of the ram. l'ariete.

earlier works in the project included you are (everything i'm not), RamCycle2.0 and WITHSTAND//STANDWITH.

previous performances

tempting failure, july 2018

score

buried earth

recovering

working stones

slowing contacting

standing rooting

holding stones

weighting

washing knees and arms and head

loading

waiting

horns kneeling

wiping cleaning piercing

washing binding

kneeling crawling washing

cut free

breaking

unpiercing

breaking

unpiercing

breaking

unpiercing

entering

cleaning gloving drying

piercing bleeding 

piercing

piercing

waiting

waiting

piercing

waiting

failing

photos

photos by julia bauer @ Tempting Failure, july 2018

video

video by orlando myxx @ Tempting Failure, july 2018

© 2019 By Joseph Morgan Schofield.