proceeding from blindness

Since 2015, I have reoriented my practice to concentrate on blindness as a radical critical position and as a generative methodological principle; one that opens terrain for artistic and curatorial practice attuned to complex embodiment, translations, material histories, layered authorship, vibration, pressure, resistance, ephemerality, visual instability, and the invisible. This process often takes a conversational and collaborative turn.

Recent works have considered: the history of touch in the museum; pedagogical scores to awaken attentiveness to touch and expand movement improvisations in the handling of artworks; tactile vocabulary and embodied listening; re-orienting Forsythe's theory of choreographic objects through blindness; be-holding as a form of attentive documentation; audiodescription as a vibrational and ekphrastic medium, and as an approach to the documentation of ephemeral performance.

Fayen d'Evie and Georgina Kleege, The Gravity, The Levity, [Georgina Kleege and Heidi Rabben discuss Jompet Kuswidananto’s Third Realm, 2011] 2016

Fayen d'Evie and Georgina Kleege, The Gravity, The Levity, [Georgina Kleege and Heidi Rabben discuss Jompet Kuswidananto’s Third Realm, 2011] 2016

Fayen d'Evie and Shelley Lasica, Tactile Dialogue [Shared Action] 2016, performance detail.

Fayen d'Evie and Shelley Lasica, Tactile Dialogue [Shared Action] 2016, performance detail.

Not All Treasure is Silver and Gold, Mate… West Space, 2015. Photo: Tobias Titz

Not All Treasure is Silver and Gold, Mate…
West Space, 2015. Photo: Tobias Titz

Fayen d'Evie and Sophie Takách , Prologue for Handling [Vadim Sidur] 2016, detail. Photo: Sophie Takách

Fayen d'Evie and Sophie Takách , Prologue for Handling [Vadim Sidur] 2016, detail. Photo: Sophie Takách

Fayen d'Evie, Troy McConnell, Sophie Takách and Prue Lang, 2016. [...] {...} [...] handovers + translations. Photo: Sophie Takách

Fayen d'Evie, Troy McConnell, Sophie Takách and Prue Lang, 2016. [...] {...} [...] handovers + translations. Photo: Sophie Takách

Fayen d'Evie, Troy McConnell, Sophie Takách and Prue Lang, 2016. [...] {...} [...] handovers + translations. Photo: Pippa Samaya

Fayen d'Evie, Troy McConnell, Sophie Takách and Prue Lang, 2016. [...] {...} [...] handovers + translations. Photo: Pippa Samaya

Not All Treasure is Silver and Gold, Mate… West Space, 2015. Photo: Tobias Titz

Not All Treasure is Silver and Gold, Mate…
West Space, 2015. Photo: Tobias Titz

'From One Body to Another'. Sophie Takách and Fayen d'Evie, with Janaleen Wolfe, Ben Phillips and Bryan Phillips. Casula Powerhouse, Sydney, 29 Apr – 2 Jul 2017. Photo by Pippa Samaya.

'From One Body to Another'. Sophie Takách and Fayen d'Evie, with Janaleen Wolfe, Ben Phillips and Bryan Phillips. Casula Powerhouse, Sydney, 29 Apr – 2 Jul 2017. Photo by Pippa Samaya.

'Prologue to Handling [Vadim Sidur]', Fayen d'Evie with Sophie Takách. Human Commonalities, V.A.C. and the State Museum of Vadim Sidur, Moscow, 10 Sep - 30 Oct 2016

'Prologue to Handling [Vadim Sidur]', Fayen d'Evie with Sophie Takách. Human Commonalities, V.A.C. and the State Museum of Vadim Sidur, Moscow, 10 Sep - 30 Oct 2016

Museum Incognita - Belgrade, 'When the Other Meets the Other Other.' Fayen d'Evie and Katie West. Cultural Centre, Belgrade, 27 May – 4 Jun 2017. Photo by Boris Burić.

Museum Incognita - Belgrade, 'When the Other Meets the Other Other.' Fayen d'Evie and Katie West. Cultural Centre, Belgrade, 27 May – 4 Jun 2017. Photo by Boris Burić.