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ZOE GALLE IS A MOVEMENT-BASED

INTERDISCIPLINARY ARTIST

OUTSIDE THE THINGS I KNOW,

INSIDE THE THINGS I DON'T

Music credit: EROS by Nicholas Britell

Special thanks to Audre Lorde, Cara Hagan and Alexandra Beller

PORTRAITS

Music credit: Ansumana by Susso

CHOREO

GRAPHY

RAGE / LET BE

2019

ST. PAUL'S CHURCH | WILLIAMSBURG

LIKE A LADY

 2016 - 2018

DIXON PLACE | EAST SIDE
MARTHA GRAHAM STUDIO | UPPER WEST SIDE
GIBNEY | SOHO
JENNIFER MULLER STUDIO | CHELSEA

Exhausting the dynamics of intimacy between two women, the work questions the construction of femininity within the demands of the patriarchy. We invoke a playful sensibility while hinting at the proximity of violence. Through the exploration of effort, and the biomechanics of the human body we explore the line between violence and play indulging in both. 

WHEN I STOP TRYING,

IT GETS EASIER

2017

BAX | BROOKLYN

DANCE FILM

IMPRESSION(S)

 2016

VELOCITY DANCE CENTER | SEATTLE

This piece grapples with the politics of real and perceived boundaries. In conversation with Lorna Simpson's photo-collage, Guarded Conditions, the work contemplates performativity, identity and intimacy as a subject relates to its audience. The work is concerned with the way information is steeped in inheritance, its means of distribution and how it touches or frames the body. This work considers our desire to be recognized, and the way physical and social space shapes that desire. 

WE ARE WHAT WE

REPEATEDLY DO

2016

418 PROJECT | SANTA CRUZ

The body is like a circuit, enabling the flow of information. It is a reservoir of physical and emotional knowledge. This work examines the consciousness of bodily knowledge, in the quotidian, that shape us and builds physical and symbolic rituals in our lives. I exploit what is private in order to free the body from isolation, towards an intimate exchange between the dancers and themselves, each other and the audience.

VACANCY

 2015

MOTION PACIFIC | SANTA CRUZ

This multimedia work looks at the relationships between time, identity and space, real and virtual. It questions the construction of identity and the function and affect of translation. The work provokes the notion of time as finite and concrete as well as elastic; permeable. It questions desire, connection and belonging in a seemingly connected time.  

MIXED

MEDIA

MOTHER

 2014

OVER 9,000 TOOTHPICKS
18x26" toothpicks, turmeric, spirulina,
hibiscus, beets, glue, string

A Mother must fully grieve and mourn her own losses to make sure she's not relying on her daughter for emotional support.

LIKE WATER

 2014

7x30" Etching, india ink, printed fabric
Handbound accordian book

The Truth is like water.

Eventually, it will come to the surface. 
 

A hand bound, hand printed/etched book in conversation with Olyami Dabls' outdoor installation titled "Iron Teaching Rocks How to Rust." Olyami Dabls owns the African Bead Museum in Detroit, MI where the installation is located. 

MOVE, THE CASS CORRIDOR

 2014

8x8" Linocut, box

The process of renewal and rebuilding accompanying the influx of middle-class or affluent people into deteriorating areas that often displaces poorer residents.