A new film by Eric Minh Swenson
Working with her hands, Clarice Tara Cuda finds herself deconstructing, reconstructing, tying, knotting, unraveling, repeating, repeating, repeating, to find the interruptions that connect conflicts to comfort. The process becomes ritualistic, in moments testing her physical and emotional endurance, and is just as important if not more than the finished product. Over time the actions needed to build become reflexive and the experience meditative. All of this work is internal, but the outcome searches for a broader connection.
Cuda is habitually drawn to the female body and the exploration of her personal narratives with womanhood. These common threads of femininity and domestic critique are knotted throughout her subjects. Her work pairs objects of beauty and delicacy next to protrusions of aggression and tension. There is a visceral response carried in the belly of these confrontations, and she seeks to explore the way in which we respond to these personal experiences in a tangible way.
For more info on Eric Minh Swenson visit his website at emsartscene.com.
EMS Legacy Films is a continuing series of short films produced by EMS on artists and exhibitions.
His art films can be seen at FILMS BY ERIC MINH SWENSON
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Eric Minh Swenson also covers the international art scene and his writings and photo essays can be seen at Huffington Post Arts : m.huffpost.com/us/author/eric-minh-swenson/