a performance by Theresa & Sparrow Byrnes
“Beings” was a series of paintings I did in 2006. The Beings series is about relationships, two people, the primary relationship being mother & child. The commonalities at the birth of most beings is water, swaddling fabric & love. In these works I use swaths of fabric to hold ink & water to make marks. Soon after I completed this series I decided to get amongst the fabric and under the dripping ink and be a being within a “Being” leaving a shroud and thus the performance “SleepStain” resulted in 2006. Now I am a mother, my child & I will lay together & leave a mark.
VIDEO - CHRISTOPHER LYNCH
ASSISTANTS - LUIS MENDEZ, LORRAINE BYRNES & DIANA PARHAM