Zahra Killeen-Chance, @McLEAVY GALLERY
Strata by Zahra Killeen-Chance and Solomon Mortimor
4 – 14 November 2020
McLeavy Gallery, Level 1, 147 Cuba St, Wellington
Immerse yourself in this poetic video work playing in the gallery until Saturday 14 November, or watch the work online.
Filmed by Solomon Mortimer in Zahra’s domestic environment during level 3 lockdown, Strata challenges the notion that humans are separate from their environment. Made up of moments that connote the permeability and interconnectedness between the body and its environment, Zahra’s digital performance asks how we can rethink our relationship to our communities and eco-system.
Clothed in a sheath-like covering created in collaboration with Amanda Smith and Rachelle Moore at AUT Textile Design Lab, Zahra’s body becomes a liminal creature that oscillates between anthropoidal, vegetative and synthetic states.
Zahra Killeen-Chance and Solomon Mortimor.