38°41'42.0"N 104°59'09.6"W, Colorado, USA, 2021
Game Trail, an exhibition and dinner with fortune telling at Elk Glade Ranch.
With work by:
Fredrik Andersson Andersson
Music by Lidija
Curated by Lauren Johnson
Poster by Mclain Broussard
Pictures by Jordan Darley & Scottie Semko
I’m thinking about the trails. The trails. Always beginning, always ending. They lead you and leave you.
Alone. You came to take me on your sage-soaked road. Where it carried us, I don’t know. The middle was everywhere.
They say there is a path leading North that is no less rugged and barren than smooth and fertile. A pregnant moon lights the way. A dog and wolf stand as sentinels, crying with the lunar light.
I’m not convinced. I never chase direction, I let it come to me. We all run around and around and end up in the same place we started.
I chased a trail once, a game trail, following the elk and lions that forged the way. I felt suffocated in the dense forest and needed to see my world from above. I made it to a mountain top and leaned against the cool, flesh-like rocks. The adrenaline! The sense of the forbidden! But when I gazed over the cliffs, I saw nothing. I couldn't find my path.
We’ve known each other for so long, you and me, that’s our destiny. Where is your soul now? Is it right in front of me?
♡ j & v
Text by Lauren Johnson
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