The Middle Way


The intellectual work of Elaine Scarry around trauma and silence, specifically in The Body in Pain, has helped me to think through how to approach resistance and refusal as I conceive of performance pieces – both my own and that of viewers. Resistance to growth. A muteness when I am free to speak: “..reversion to a state anterior to language, to the sounds and cries a human being makes before language is learned.”

The moments when it's all in the throat.