Guilty Feet Have No Rhythm
Guilty Feet Have No Rhythm is a three channel film presented as a triptych. A collage of analog (8mm film) + digital video, poetry, and recorded natural + bodily soundscapes. Influenced greatly by traditional Chinese practice of shanshui // “mountains and rivers” poetry – it 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?
We are not solitary islands. We are fluid – in constant motion. We are temporal bodies of water who drip, pour, flow, pool, crash and entangle into each other and into diverse existences of alterity and relation.
Catherine MaoArtist Bio
July 1, 2022