Mohonk Preserve, Shawangunk Ridge, Ulster County, NY
Performance by Dillon Paul
Photo Direction/ Documentation by Lindsey Wolkowicz
Preserve/Conserve is a result of Movement + Stillness; the ongoing research of Lindsey Wolkowicz and her partner/ collaborator Dillon Paul.
Preserve/Conserve is an exploration of natural space from the perspective of someone who has been removed from it trying to reconnect. This desire to reconnect stems from both a hope to improve one’s own daily existence but also to give more purpose to one’s daily work. Consider the Joni Mitchell lyrics from Woodstock - …can I walk beside you, I have come here to lose the smog… we've got to get ourselves, back to the garden.” We struggle against nature, depend on it, feel connected to it and yet act upon it as though we are an outsider.