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The music accompanying this video is selected from the composition “Distance”, written and performed by Sophia Exiner
Extract from Maureyn Brees artist statement
The leg has a history, it’s been places and it has places to go. It’s a risk taker. A cast hides the real leg and its hopes and dreams. I remember having leg casts made, but the wearing of them has become blended and blurred with later leg injuries: impact trauma, sprains, burns, a skin graft and a fracture. Some have been caused by falls, but not all. All are probably related to the late effects of polio, ageing and possibly risk taking while seated. It’s amazing how much damage a paralysed leg can do to itself!
My interest in the wearing of a leg cast is that it often evokes the question: What happened? When the answer is polio related it has become a never ending story.
“Said Leg” graphically dresses the limb on its journey and allows the leg to talk the walk by mirror imaging text.