In the Spring of 2009, Hall began a new daily practice to remind herself to be attentive, awake, and mindful as she begins each day. Simple, humble and ephemeral – these performative gestures are enacted wherever the artist finds herself – whether home or on the road, and serve as her grounding in place – an acknowledgement of embeddedness, connection, and gratitude. Each gesture is photographed and shared daily with friends on Facebook. They have evolved over the years into a series of gentle interventions which serve as small “presents” of “presence”.
Below are selected gestures from 2009—2014. To see the full daily collection of gestures with their poetic texts as posted on Facebook, click the links below.