Greg Staats: in constant return
October 23, 2021 - May 22, 2022
“I’m interested in diverse layers of communication; paradoxically, of the wordless as an entity
— by which I mean, torn from the Tuscarora or Mohawk languages of my traditional belonging, I
am presented with a void in my practice. Yet I carry a reciprocal responsibility to knowledge
, so returning to Six Nations as a participant in the land and an observer of its latent meanings, I have acquired a new enthusiasm through a de essentialized process — of image gathering and being in a state of constant reflexive return. The dissociation brought about by my dilemma becomes a wandering with purpose that allows the gleaning of images and events as evidence stored within the land. Once this evidence is picked up, I then decode and present what a wordless trauma would look like.