Victoria Gray ~ Northness
Northness tackles the physicality and persistence of remembering. It re-performs pasts that live on through the body, embodied pasts that resurface continually, even to the extent of inhibiting the body from functioning effectively in the present. Using bricks, sticks, texts, hair, tobacco, alcohol and iron, NORTHNESS speaks through subordinated and exhausted positions about the economy of the body. It repeats and doles out redundancies as it performs the aesthetics of hard graft. This bleakness is celebrated and made new, it is sanded, cleaned, amplified and animated through actions and objects that are characteristic of my own past and my own Northness.
Documentation by Roshana Rubin - Mayhew