How Shall Thou Resolve Thyself is a performance arranged for print that uses choreography, writing, photography, and design to trace the inner and outer contours of six people under pressure. Each person appears upon the same slab of concrete at different points in time. All engage a single gesture, including its approach and its undoing. Time is scarce, bodies pry. Meditations on gender, determination, solitude, and pain build and seep from within an exacting loop of structure and sensation.
Performed by Holly Sass, Matty Davis, Matt Shalzi, Nile Harris, Bobbi Jene Smith, and Jonah Rosenberg.
Edition: 150 Dimensions: 34.5 x 24.5 cm / 10 x 14 in (unfolded 66 x 48 cm / 26 x 19 in) Process: Offset Printed Color: Color + B & W Binding: Folded + Staple-bound Printer: Drukkerij Raddraaier (Amsterdam)
Comes bound with a fabric strip sourced from garments worn by the performers.
This work marks the second in a series of performances by Matty Davis arranged for print by Matt Wolff. Distinct in content and form, each work weaves psychosomatic realities with the spatial and temporal possibilities of print.
Vital contributions have been made to this series of performances by artists including Will Arbery, Whitney Browne, Mark Davis, Eryka Dellenbach, Nile Harris, Jonah Rosenberg, Holly Sass, Matt Shalzi, and Bobbi Jene Smith.