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Hands become Ears
Hands become Ears

Take Care, Group Exhibition
Blackwood Gallery

photo credit: Yuula Benivolski

Part I is a collaboration with invited local seniors, who accompany the audience member on a walk through the campus of UTM. Part I composes the hospitality of two strangers meeting, the rhythms of walking with the exchange of personal narrative, memory, and conversation. The audience member is then dropped off at the door of a private residence, and Part II begins, a silent indoor performance that enhances the subtle tensions and pleasures between guest and host.
Intertwining modes of performance in private and in public sites, Hands become Ears collapses the everyday gesture with choreographed encounter. In doing so, Guttman situates social codes of engagement with unfamiliar circumstances