Liquid a Place
a Film by Torkwase Dyson
Pace London 2021
All of the videoworks shown here were made between 2007 and 2016. They are here as reference and help inform the new work. I'll be adding as we go. This page is not public.
Thank you for taking the time to think alongside me. I hope the information below can be a useful foundation to begin this process.
Looking forward to shaping this.
Film: Liquid a Place
What I'm thinking:
Compositions that create tension between grounds.
Layers that bring into focus contradictions between the black modern and the industrial.
Scale that speaks of quotidian beauty.
Touch of agency and shape formations.
Infrastructure that creates zones for stillness.
At the center of this upcoming project I envision a two-chanel video installation titled Liquid a Place. This 12-min film uses liquidity as an organizing principle to think through textures, memory, architecture, and black bodies in the built environment.
Recognizing the body as a site of water and questioning the capability of water to retain memory, the film asks what kind of architectural memory does the body record and how do these recordings become sensoria.
Here I'm looking at the capability of film to bring form to black compositional thought.
Responding to London (sites TBD), I bring my history of dance, interest in texture, scale and architecture into this new work.
In collaboration with Spirit of Space.
Excited to talk to you about my easthetic decisions here.
The work below and the video on the background of this page was made years ago. All filmed and edited by me. Back then I used final cut. yikes!
I've always been interested in light, movement, contrast and
texture. Let's discuss.
Other Location TBD
I'll add notes to this page as we move along.