Waist Voice—with David Dixon, Broadcast on WGXC Tuesday, January 7th, 2020, 2PM–3PM, Broadcast on Montez Press Radio, Saturday, June 27th, 2020, 11AM–12PM
Waist Voice—with David Dixon— balancing on an axle at the hips and splitting the body in two, resonance of the jaw harp, articulation as the joining of bones, resonators moving down the body (head / nose / larynx / chest / stomach / hips / knees / toes), “there can be no words spoken that are not intimately connected to bodily sensations and rhythms,” Jerzy Grotowski resonators, Jens Christensen holding Eugenio Barba’s hand with the voice of his shoulder, “our lips had been required to perform the onerous and difficult task of procuring nourishment for our bodies. But our hands took over that task, releasing our mouths for the service of speech.” Cleaning the floor with the feet, imagining Lady Macbeth’s feet in Verdi’s Macbeth. “The prehensile toe,” Tadashi Suzuki’s “The Grammar of the Feet,” Odin Teatret, Honoré Balzac, Bill Callahan, Gregory of Nyssa.
Joined by David Dixon teaching the jaw harp. David Dixon is an artist, filmmaker, curator and currently founding director of the art gallery Cathouse FUNeral / Proper which opened in 2014 and Curator at 1GAP Gallery. His work has been exhibited at MoMA, Sculpture Center, Anthology Film Archives, Postmasters Gallery, Ryan Lee Gallery as well as within his own Cathouse project. Publications that have covered his work include ArtForum, artcritical, Huffington Post, The Guardian, Hyperallergic. He was born in Philadelphia, PA in 1968, holds a BFA from Parsons School of Design and MFA from Cornell University.