Reveal Collaborative

Courtney Kessel, Natalie Tornatore, Danielle Wyckoff

As artist/collaborators, we come together to not necessarily put our individual research aside, but to fortify and highlight our commonalities through a new set of methodologies and practice. Our mixed media sculptures, drawings, and installations take shape through the multiple ways in which we understand, experience, and perceive spaces and materials: a feminist form resulting in works that engage the viewer to understand familiar actions, places, and materials through a new language, mark, or presence.

Vestige

This video documents our drawing a pattern, with the use of thread, on the edge of an arbitrarily created boundary. The video, an indexical echo of our performance, traces our movement as well as how our process integrates and slightly modifies the grass edge. In the end, both the materiality of the video and of the thread drawing exist as traces of our action, though our process and product are somewhat hidden. While the video illustrates the passing of time and the subtle effect of our performance, it makes implicit the details of our labor and the evidence of our drawing.