The NewBridge Project Gallery is closed throughout March. NewBridge Books will be open as usual.


Maya Wallis

I am interested in the exploration of the bodily experience of excitement: its essence, intimacy and effects on the body. Through scores, text, performance, video and sound, I focus on unpicking the internal adrenaline rush experienced and found in small acts such as listening to music, dressing, and dancing in my room. Drawing from personal memories, I often look at how I can recreate the feeling of these specific moments, often romanticising or heightening their importance. This implements an overarching narrative, catch phrase or colour which acts as the grounding connective feature for particular bodies of works. I work intuitively, tuning into what feels right or wrong, relying on bodily sensations to inform the finality of the work. I constantly question how to allow an audience to witness these private but explosive moments contained within my body.