Date: 15 March 2014
Lecture on Shana Moulton's “Whispering Pines” on the occasion of her solo show at Nieuwe Vide, art space in Haarlem.
“Your whole body, from wingtip to wingtip, is nothing more than your thought itself, in a form you can see. Break the chains of your thoughts, and you break the chains of your body too” (from Whispering Pines n.6).
Each chapter of the saga of “Whispering Pines” shows us a new path in the world of self-created rituals developed over the time by Cynthia –Shana’s alter ego – to defeat gravity and anxiety, fears of aging and isolation. This afternoon we will make a journey through some of these rituals, drawing possible connections between some of Cynthia’s gestures and elements of the American art and counter-culture from the 1960’s.