Du corps, translated, is “of the body”. Du corps becomes due corpse through the addition of that small, most common letter and thus slips towards death.
This body of work explores this slippage, a slippage based in language, where much of the work is rooted. Each of the pieces grows out of a textual foundation, though in many of them the vestiges of language are gone, and the works are languageless. This is one of the most profound effects of deep reading; the words escape themselves and become other: a room, a sensation, a memory of something that never existed. The relationship between bodies and language is a troubled one, and these works revel in that trouble. There is an edge to our knowing; the most interesting things happen when we attempt to transgress this boundary. Myths live here, stories, transformational magics. The works attempt, in very different ways, to be the guide to this unknown territory.
Most documentation images of the show were taken by Isaac Cheng; the rest were taken by the artist.
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All work made 2014 except 2 of the 3 untitled images, made 2012 and 2013.