Lewis Gittus
'Labyrinth', 2021, moving image, two channel audio

In late autumn, when the sun is little more than a puddle of milk and stiff winds rush through bare hedges, I have seen this body growing in clusters at the base of small trees. I have traced its swirl amongst estuaries, tangled in fish eggs and seagrass. It wakes me in the dead of night, threads rasping across my bones, ringing in my ears, and cramping in my legs, dragging itself towards a terminus of no fixed address.

Labyrinth is a web-based project that approaches the artist’s body as a site for sensory decomposition. Deliberately straining credibility between sound and image, it seeks to replace the body’s crisp outline with a constellation of wheezing, grasping, and pulsing fragments.