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Willow Skye-Biggs: Tastes Like Mandy

May 19, 2017 – Aug 12, 2017

Tastes Like Mandy is a visceral experience that combines queer visual cues with assembled audio recordings that simulate the abstraction of entering into or exiting from an organism, either along the vast spectrum of humanity, or otherwise. Dark emotive tones harmonize and conceal layers of vibration which the listener moves amongst within the dimly blue-lit space.

In Tastes Like Mandy, waves of ecstasy juxtapose against throes of agony, all the while implying an inseparable consonance between the two in the poignant face of existence. The pain resulting from the pleasures of love, the peace gained through the struggles of accepting one’s body and of understanding one’s identity within an often intolerant society.

In the Codec Gallery, viewers will find women’s underwear strewn about the room. Four partially buried human spines echo in response, revisiting now genderless victims, revealing a bodiless future.

Curated By: Letice Blanchard