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transforming. PUBLICLY.

transforming. PUBLICLY.

Maker/performer, Paris Hurley, was awarded a 2-month residency at Project: Space Available (Seattle, WA) spanning January / February 2012. With a rare opportunity to focus on process instead of product, the residency was primarily spent in experimentation and ushered in Paris' return to dance after an 8 year hiatus. The time was marked by 4 public showings which ranged from installation to dance to music to interactive audience participation, all centered in performance and a transparent showing of process. Throughout the residency, anyone who passed through the space was invited to ritualistically leave a wound behind by writing it onto a tag and attaching it to a metal screw. In the final public showing, the entire collection of wounds were passed from person to person - physicalizing the weight we carry with us and connecting the group through acknowledging this shared aspect of the human experience.