Collaborative work with Courtney Kessel
Through digital photography, video, and writing and through feminist frameworks, Kessel + Wyckoff explores female friendship, place, the fleeting moment, and negotiation.
The series we call (You and Me) (Here and There) addresses the levels, limits, and language of intimate gestures. Our collaborative work investigates this intimacy between two women in friendship and in cahoots, as an alternative to the popular-culture depictions of women being in competition with one another. We use threads and strands that are physical and verbal in our drawings, photographs, and videos; present images of the two of us sensing each other’s proximity; and layer language and action in order to explore communication, perspective, and hilarity through platonic love.