Every Word was Once an Animal, 2021

Every Word was Once an Animal is a collaborative project merging art, science, dance, music, and olfaction. Inspired by research on the gestural and olfactory communication strategies of Western fence lizards, the project explores the overlapping forces of nature and culture between humans, animals, and language.
In collaboration with biologists Dr. Emilia Martins and Dr. Peter Wetherwax, choreographer Darion Smith, composer Juliet Palmer, and artist Jessie Rose Vala