Sense Forms by Lily Ashrowan

Sense Forms by Lily Ashrowan

The mirror is a methodology and a metaphor: both a ritual to extend the reach of the body through replicating its image, and a means of reflecting and looking back. It is set to a track by Shen, my father’s ambient band from the early 90’s, whilst parts of the text are taken from the Bijack of Kabir, a book of mystical poetry that my father quotes from elsewhere in this album. There is a layering of time, my parents’ youth and my own, and a parallel consideration of how we come to inhabit bodies beyond the material limitations of our own. The mirror image of the body, like the shared body, like Daisy Hildyard’s second body, might be a way of thinking through expanded ideas of selfhood and accountability.

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HD Video / 05:50 min / 2022

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