I Dwell in Impossibility

A collaboration of the performer and sculptor Susan Hensel, and photographer John Hensel. Choosing to depict the transgression of gender role interacting with age; to create a poetic representation of both diminishment and power, neither male nor female, impossibly pregnant. Drawing on Susan’s extensive study of African masquerade culture, she allows the objects and costumes to inhabit her will, allowing her aged, broken body to dance free in the spirit of the costume, accentuated by John’s lighting and direction.

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