Nancy Nowacek

Nancy Nowacek makes task-based encounters between bodies, things, and the space around them. Her work examines the relationship between late-capital post-industrial time-sense and body-sense, where physique has been eclipsed by other man-made machines as useful — or valuable — technology. Expanding beyond exercise to the grammars of functional movement, dance, and physical labor, her practice aims to challenge and reshape this contemporary body schema. Nancy makes sculpture, performance, and drawings to collapse thinking into doing, reinstating the body’s relevance as functioning object, tool, channel, and ultimately site of imagination.