The original performance of Presence was at an event curated by VOLUME at the Torrance Art Museum in June 2010. During that event multiple artists performed simultaneously in the space. This is when I first experienced the work of taisha paggett.
She was at the end of a 3 hour durational movement piece, seeing her perform across the room had a huge influence on how I performed the material I had prepared and set up a pacing I continue to explore today. In hindsight this was our first collaboration, but our first official collaboration was a few years latter and led to many more over the next 10 years.
I was lucky enough to get to design the packaging for the original release of Presence and the image I used for the reissue was the planned cover up to the last minute.
Unfortunately I folded fear that it was to figurative and removed taisha at the last minute. I am excited to get to feature her in this new version since she has becomes such an important artist and friend to me.
Mastered by Lawrence English at Negative Space.
Original photo by Robert Crouch.
Photo alteration by Yann Novak.