Contraction to be shown in Chicago based Fluffycrimes Spring 2022 Digital show
Peisley’s films are working with dissociative states.
The bud slipping out is fiercely erotic, it has the wonder of a sword eating woman pulling an endless object from her throat. Peisley takes back desire differentiating abuse from pleasure. Following corruption of innocence, ‘Toots’ represents the child lost in the woodland. Creating her is an attempt to reach the child and bring her home. The shadows of the adult woman are shrunk to child-size as she divines with thistles across a wilderness, she wonders through liminal space, where location of self is complex.