Year of Graduation
Jeffery N. Bullock
This thesis explores the connective tissue between the land on which we stand and the body we inhabit. Through the lens of climate change and erosion, this research unveils the lasting effects of severe and traumatic weather patterns on the psychology and physiology of those who continue to endure them. How bodies (capitalistic bodies, collective bodies, and our personal bodies) treat the land and each other affects us all—we are all part of the eroding ecosystem, linked together by the soil beneath our feet. The soil that has been scorched and stolen, mined and massacred. The soil that is fertile and continues to sustain us. The live performance is developed and designed as an ongoing exhibition that can live within various spaces. Situated between contemporary dance and installation art, the durational performance slowly erodes and exposes the body as part of the land.
McBride, John Alexander, "EROSION: landscape reveals us" (2023). Dance (MFA) Theses, Hollins University. 23.
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