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.
Kreye’s sculptural installations focus on the somatic experience of loss through a relationship between object, movement, ritual and encounter. She develops ceramic objects through a process that includes visualization and body work techniques as a way of exploring the physical void left by detachment from familial bonds, societal and spiritual contact. Extending her personal relationship with the forms, Kreye includes others through workshops that employ techniques from contact improvisation, performance art, visualization, ecstatic dance and authentic movement. Participants are given the opportunity to touch, listen and develop movement rituals with the ceramic forms to forge an intimate encounter between sculpture and body. Their observations and experiences are shared through writing, which continues to be added to the newspapers as a collective allegory. Expanding the possibilities and the lives of objects in a gallery space the Gallery, Kreye’s participatory practice attempts to make sense of an object’s origin and meaning, the participants’ actions and roles, and collective embedded histories ─ the experience of bodies, objects and space coming together.