SIX Part II: Marley
Los Angeles, California
Concept & camera: Imogen Mansfield
Muse: Marley Frank
Illustration: Katrīna Eglīte
Words & voice: Marley Frank
Soundscape: Adam Clarke
SIX is a screen-dance series of six portraits of female identifying artists, released every second month during the year of 2019. Each portrait includes a short film and series of photographs, a written piece, as well as one other element offered from an external collaborative artist. Each portrait is created in a different place in the world, capturing the essence of the inner divine feminine, stripped back to her purest form. Through this collection of portraits, we discover the energy of the female, and recognise our diversity.
It came to me in a dream that I met my hands as those of another
And it made me wonder
Where do we live when our body feels that of other?
With the twist of palm and clench of knuckle
We pull weeds
Let our thoughts be free to shed their skin and undress
We birthed a crescent moon
Clasped our delicate bones flexed
With everything we touch
Do we feel?
Our hands that touch the type the click the ping
With them do we place upon our crown a song to sing?
Do we feed yourself with sweet words?
And your hands? When you reach between your legs, are they clean?
Fingernails like petals of a desert rose
Don’t blow away
What do we know of these things that we touch, that we hold, that we feel about this way
Stretch and shake pull and question and play
Have so much to say