Water stories, the body, all the things we do, are mediums that hide and show what's hidden. 

Study them, and enjoy this being washed with a secret we sometimes know, and then not.

Rumi - Story Water 

 

    Trnsl.

ColemanBarks 

Susie David's studio practice begins outside the studio, usually with water.

 

She studies water up close - from the back yard with a glass of water with a microscope, to floating under a wild storm sea with a camcorder.

 

She also makes, what she refers to as 'active observations' - by courting interactions with bodies of water, and maybe gathering indexical or digital traces of encounters. 

By using diverse equipment, materials, and processes, she holds space for a liminality of being - an indeterminacy - that she finds embodied, and played out by water.

She does so to learn from water's wild philosophies and consciousness first-hand, and only then, with this water-mindset, does she return to the studio to make studio work - as if she herself were water.

 

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