tension//cradle, part 13/20, 2020
Renée Lula Michaud
yarn, body, co-performance with Kery Mauvais, photography by Hannah Felker, photoshop, poetry, vulnerability, softness
11 x 8.5 in
27.94 x 21.59
Maine College of Art
Born and raised in Maine, Renée first found solace with music, poetry, and the outdoors. To distill, to slow, to bring forth space and time for people to move with softness through controversy and conflict; their work offers an opportunity for the audience to engage in soft moments of vulnerability. Making for them means making spaces for listening, being, and feeling with the self, with each other, and with everything in between. Repeatedly, sometimes violently, rendered silent, Renée has grown to make more of their life than giving up. They rise, shake it off, and salvage the residue to create moments for reflection, reconciliation, and resistance.