100 Gestures of Survival (2022)
Performance and Writing by Katherine G. Moore
100 Gestures of Survival is an archive of physical and creative dailiness in response to life-threatening illness. Following the end of treatment for an aggressive form of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, I committed to 100 days of expressive, improvisational movement and writing. My writing, always reflective of the movement I encountered each day (and sometimes entangled inside of it), was offered as a gift through social media, a written score for others to respond to in their own movements, writing, and thoughts. This series of daily gestures was nothing less than a artistic life-raft, a repetitive claiming of my desire to live and to rejoin a creative and connected social sphere beyond my illness. It is both documentation of transition and testimony of joy and struggle.