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"In Step" works by Erin Garber-Pearson
"In Step" works by Erin Garber-Pearson
2018

The physicality of our bodies take up space in both presence and absence. An embodied object, a ghost of our presence, offers a reciprocal gaze while dually existing in the world of activation and stillness. In the echoes of Richard Serra’s, "Verb List Compilation: Actions to Relate to Oneself", Garber-Pearson invites viewers to ruminate on one specific set of verbs– those relating to walking. Layering the mechanics of motion kinetics with the intimacy of knowing one’s own body creates a space of wonder within an everyday action. It is in the mundane that we may find ourselves creating new possibility and perspective through movement. To embody another's step is to search for understanding on a kinesthetic level; a practice of empathy. By placing emphasis on gravity Garber-Pearson opens up the possibility of lightness.

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