Womb Life choreographs the space as a film set, inhabited by a crew who have retreated after months of shooting. They gave birth to the image in the form of a film and remain non-human forms still working on various stages of a typical cinema production. However, their activities hide within the shells of strange characters: the spy is the sound maker and camera; the florist is the editor; the nomad is the location scout; the source ensures hydration, pace, and breath; the sun spider, the lighting as well as the exposure, the development of the actual photographic image… Henderson will approach the floor as though it were a continuous connected body and transform it into a system which is both kinetic and still.
Tamara Henderson’s works often suggest an escape from conscious experience and a feeling of being orchestrated by spectral forces. Her process of tapping into dreams connects to Surrealist traditions; she carefully records what she experiences under various altered or unconscious states such as sleep or hypnosis, then translates the sketches, notes, and recordings into films, sculptures, or other works.
b. 1982, Sackville, CA
Lives/works in London, UK
Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève, 3rd floor