Wood Bone Mill is a performance created by Matty Davis and Bryan Saner. It was presented under and within the limbs of a mulberry tree in Bryan’s yard in the Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer between 2017 and 2018. Moving through and responding to the seasons, Wood Bone Mill embodied an evolving meditation on aging, risk, trust, and community.
A publication produced and distributed in the summer of 2019 was made in collaboration with Ayham Ghraowi and Matt Wolff. The publication comprises materials that includes family and documentation photographs, drawings, and blueprints, interwoven with an interview conducted by Kara Jefts with Matty Davis, Bryan Saner, Eryka Dellenbach, and Quinn Turley.
In addition to serving as a record of the performance, the publication contains an intermittent dialogue between the designers and the artist about the decisions made in its production. By including this dialogue and additional material related to a re-imagined, final performance that took place in July 2019, the publication offers a reflection of Wood Bone Mill and the history that made it possible: a nuanced portrait of a place and its people.
Author: Matty Davis in collaboration with Ayham Ghraowi, Matt Wolff, and Bryan Saner
Publisher: Ayham Ghraowi Studio City: Chicago, IL Year: 2019 Pages: 64 pages + insert Dimensions: 24 x 16 cm. Cover: Self-Cover / Paperback Binding: Staple Bound / Saddle-stitched Process: Offset Printed Color: Black and White Edition Size: 500 ISBN: 978-1-7332564-0-7