Entanglement of Movement and Memories

When I was four months old a septic infection in my right hip manifested as degenerative autoimmune arthritis. For many years the arthritis lay dormant and undetected, silently moving me closer to immobility. In my twenties the arthritis in my hip became a loud and vocal presence in my life and the act of walking became increasingly challenging.

Entanglement of Movement and Memories maps 14 days before and 65 days after I underwent total hip replacement surgery. Small monitors interspersed in the gallery show looped videos made from a camera attached to my body or adaptive walking device. The video are of movements as I retrained my body to walk, repeating various paths, incrementally moving farther away from my bed. These paths are also made visible in the lines that envelop the walls floors and windows of the gallery.