Catherine Mao’s “GUILTY FEET HAVE NO RHYTHM”

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Catherine Mao
@catherinemaocatherinemao

GUILTY FEET HAVE NO RHYTHM is a three channel film presented as a triptych. Collaging both analog and digital video, recorded natural soundscapes, and her own spoken poetry, Mao chronicles a constant traversing to or in water. The poetic film ties textures of water to the gestures of beings that move through it. This serves as meditation on water as both entity and apparatus.

Mao asks, can mapping watery places teach us new ways to navigate as tetherless and non-conforming? How can we learn from those who have been growing different kinds of worlds in the hinges of our oceans, creeks, rivers, and lakes?

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