Doni Silver Simons
“Like A Homing Pigeon”
Transitions are challenging as we move from veiled to "Beyond the Veil."While removing a covering might feel like freedom, there are many unforeseen barriers which require navigation. Skin, our most protective organ, teaches us that we require a permeable membrane to function and survive.
That is our most important veil.
In the performative work, Like a Homing Pigeon, a cocooned performer, wearing her first wedding dress, fought her way out of her confinement. Beyond the Veil was created by enshrouding an archival print of that performative work in wire mesh and thus creating both a cage and a permeable membrane