Scold’s Bridle, Cherrie Yu, 2017, performed by Michael Clark, Cherrie Yu, photo by Devon Lowman

In this work I respond to the Scold’s Bridle, an instrument of punishment from 1600s, and welded a pair of metal
masks attached together by yarn.  I made these masks with the intention that they would limit the movement of the
body, but would also create a relationship within the duet where the two would actively engage and negotiate with
the situation of limitation. The two bodies struggle with performing synchronized movements wearing the masks,
and the dance was documented as a series of photographs.