rooted in Water
Swimming in Air While Rooted in Water is a physical collage series which utilizes elements of choreographed movement, large body-sculpture imagery, film, photography, and installation in a durational capacity. It weaves together the expressions of both our conscious and subconscious experiences within the feminine journey and the raw, intrinsic, and ingrained forms that circulate and penetrate our collective initiation into and throughout womanhood. Exploiting personal narratives, gathered stories, and subverted images, Swimming in Air While Rooted in Water exposes the vulnerability and power of exploring and owning our multi-dimensional female psyche.
Through a series of vignettes presented over the course of a year Babette DeLafayette cultivates a personal practice of sustainability, duration, and exploitation.
2017 - 2018
for Mothers who taught me this feeling and Women who know this to be true
will we burn down here like we do in heaven
[how we choose to carry one another matters]
it might be I always give out
30 More Needed / hinting at absence
When I grab your neck I touch your soul / Dissolve
[a liquid substance can be anything]
FILM, EDITING, SOUND, PHOTO
Special Thanks to Swersky/Swartzman Family, Steven McGeady, Tim Summers, KT Niehoff, GlassBox, LoveCityLove, Base : Experimental Art Space