"'Manual of Arms' is a video project of a choreographed 'performance', that recalls a drill team routine or band auxiliary performance. Questions are raised in the work about the nature of the rituals that surround North American sports culture and the highly gendered roles that have developed in these; as well as the ubiquitous presence of guns in this culture."
Director/Editor: Kate WalkerDirector of Photography: Andy LawlessChoreography: Elizabeth McSurdy, Leah Clark, and Kate Walker
Installation view of Manual of Arms (2014) Kate Walker, in Holding What Can't Be Held, Ming Studios, USA (2018)
Moments of contact based on an email exchange between the two artists and friends, as they try to retain points of connection.
Animated maps of the United States are covered in red patchwork cloth, before a hole forms in the southern USA.
Landscape footage of Nevada, USA, is overlaid with Cliff Fell's poem The M at the End of the Earth.
Members of the LGBT community in Nelson, New Zealand gather for a mass hula hoop event, in this work about body physicality and visual spectacle.