Arches, Seed Pods, and The Vessels of Hermes, 2023

Photography by Lizzy Montana Myers

The performance and installation "Arches, Seed Pods, and The Vessels of Hermes" employs repetition and rhythm to evoke a hypnotic sensation and trance-like experience. Improvisational choreography atop a treadmill, weaves together repetitive patterns and echoing of the livefeed. As the performance unfolds, it evokes the body as a complex and delicate system of interconnected tubes, fluid vessels, embodying the transience and impermanence of existence.

The word "conduit" has several meanings, depending on the context in which it is used.

A conduit refers to a channel, pipe, or tube through which something, such as water, electricity, or information, can flow or be conveyed from one place to another. In this sense, it acts as a means of transportation or transmission.

Figuratively, a conduit can also refer to a person or thing that serves as a medium or vehicle for the transmission of ideas, emotions, or influence. It is a pathway through which something abstract, like creativity or inspiration, is expressed or communicated.

In the poetic context of "a bag of conduits," it suggests that the human body is a vessel or container of interconnected channels, carrying the essence of life and experiences, both physically and metaphorically. It highlights the idea that we are vessels of energy and emotions, connected to the world around us, and conduits for the flow of life.

The "tubes of the body" refer to the various hollow structures and pathways found within the human body that serve as conduits for the transportation of fluids, gases, and other substances. In the human body, tubes serve as conduits for fluids and substances, playing vital roles in maintaining physiological functions, including blood vessels, respiratory tubes, digestive tubes, urinary tubes, and nervous system tubes. In terms of fertility, tubes refer to the fallopian tubes the vas deferens. 

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