For the toward

Created by Will Arbery, Matty Davis, and Kora Radella. Performed by Will Arbery and Matty Davis. Sculpture and installation by Matty Davis. 2015 - present.

In For the toward, two men strain against crushing weight. They coax, ride, and hurl steel sculptures that are the result of relentless labor. Raw energy channeled into athletic grace is mirrored and reciprocally absorbed by the performers. As they navigate multiple forms of weight, alternately threatening and supportive, they attempt to create a bearable environment in which to exhale and endeavor.