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This piece was performed only for camera. What was seen by viewers was only the remnants: plywood with markings, graphite dust palettes, and the two pairs of carved shoes. The performance was to be evidentiary of the movement between two people dancing together. As dancing with someone is analogous to a relationship, the markings of the two sets of shoes, which read "you" "and" and "me" "and", became a visual diagram of the interweaving of two people. While no conversation was had, the body acted as language and printed the tracks of the two people communicating.

Carved shoes with the words "you" and "and" on the soles. By Courtney Kessel
performers, shoes, graphite dust, plywood
2011
Carved shoes with the words "me" and "and" on the soles. By Courtney Kessel
carved soles of shoes to say "me" & "and"
2011
Performance by Courtney Kessel
performers, shoes, graphite dust, plywood
8' x 8'
2010
Performance piece by Courtney Kessel featuring language and body language.
performers, shoes, graphite dust, plywood
2010
Performance piece by Courtney Kessel featuring language and body language.
performers, shoes, graphite dust, plywood
2010
performance piece by Courtney Kessel featuring language and body language.
performers, shoes, graphite dust, plywood
2010
Performance piece by Courtney Kessel featuring language and body language.
performers, shoes, graphite dust, plywood
2010
performance piece by Courtney Kessel featuring language and body language.
graphite dust, plywood
8' x 8'
2010
performance piece by Courtney Kessel featuring language and body language.
graphite dust, plywood
8' x 8'
2010
performance piece by Courtney Kessel featuring language and body language.
performers, shoes, graphite dust, plywood
8' x 8'
2010
performance piece by Courtney Kessel featuring language and body language.
graphite dust, plywood
8' x 8'
2010