Presented by DameBuilder and Twilight Arts Collective at The Georgetown Stables, January 8th, 2010 Curated by DameBuilder
The human figure at once fierce and towering, then primal in her natural and private spaces. Whether it is squatting to pee, squatting to work, give birth, have sex, or squatting to pounce and attack. It’s instinct. It‘s thighs. It’s animal.
Squatting is a position that can represent a fear, lower class, position of power, strength, connection to the earth, sexuality, dirtiness, birth, hiding and meditation.
Squat was inspired by Anya Janssen’s painting, “The Fickless of Mother Nature” and the photograph, “Edith, Danville, Virginia, 1971″ by Emmet Gowen.