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Pull, Dagger, Night Spider, Scuttle

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Pull, Dagger, Night Spider, Scuttle
with commentary by Julie Rodrigues Widholm
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Insects and other invertebrates engage in enthusiastic, although often inelegant, dances for purposes of mating and communication. Humans are similarly inclined to dance in order to invite sex or express ideas. In her videos, Julia Oldham uses dance to bridge species. She translates invertebrate rituals into choreography that she performs, unpracticed, in front of the camera. A strange system emerges as she performs the movements of these creatures. The resulting videos are meditations on the fantasy that humans and invertebrates have a shared set of experiences, accessible through awkward, hybridized dance steps.