Aug 082017


Our Missing Body: Newspapers I, II, III
Created by Zoe Kreye
Text insert by Tracy Stefanucci
Printed and Published by Moniker Press
Edition of 150
Vancouver BC, 2017

Wednesday, August 30, 6-8pm
Wil Aballe Art Projects
688 E Hastings St, Vancouver, BC

Our Missing Body: Newspapers I, II, III is a collection of three small newspapers by artist, Zoe Kreye. Published collaboratively with Moniker Press, a limited edition of Our Missing Body was risograph printed in Vancouver, BC, 2017. In addition, the envelope features a letter introducing the project by Tracy Stefanucci.

Copies of Our Missing Body will be available for purchase. Also What is Pressure? What is Temperature? exhibition will also be on view.

These are newspapers written by the body. A quiet voice not often heard or listened to. The words have been collected, compiled, written and rewritten with large physical strokes over three years, maybe three lifetimes. They are the daily news that comes from a place where the body leads. On certain days the mind has no directive, no mentorship, and it is the body that we must read. The body knows which arm to lift, which joint to bend and how to fill a belly in order to find some stability, some transformation. In this circumstance, the body writes through a very specific process. Clay forms have been moulded from the body, in movement, and were later used by many to focus on sensation, conjure visions, listen to stories and create movement rituals. The newspapers of Our Missing Body Dream diaries, turned grief manual, turned somatic pamphlet, turned ritual instructional guide, turned speculative fiction. —dream diaries turned grief manuals, turned somatic pamphlets, turned ritual instructional guides, turned speculative fictions— are written from the many hands and voices of these encounters.

Sources: Bonnie McComb Kreye, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Clarice Lispector, Dance Troupe Practice, Dorothy Iannone, Eleonora Fabiao, Francis Weller, Hilma af Klint, John Berger, Karen Barad, Lygia Clark,  Mai-Thu Perrett, Malin Gabriella Nordin, Merleau Ponty,  Octavia Butler, Pablo de Ocampo, Robyn, Stacy Ho, Zoe Kreye and participants from related public workshops.