Two transcripts of films by Moyra Davey and Hervé Guibert.
Both Wedding Loop  and Modesty, and Immodesty  frame the daily practice of being and becoming undone by others. Moyra watches and waits and corals people in the light; removes liquor bottles; takes pills; holds a man’s body on the subway; holds a child; mourns Hannah; takes portraits of loved ones. Guibert visits his doctors and nurses; gets a massage; talks to his beloved great-aunts, Suzanne and Louise; waits for T. and C. to return from the market; is brought into the ocean by a lover.
A document of their lives, death underscores these works. Guibert faces his own demise. Davey grieves Hannah, and bears witness to the suffering of others. Offering a way of saying goodbye, the works are an act of self-salvation, an ode to the risks taken to express uncertainty.
Doubt is what allows a gesture to have heart.
The closing words of an accompanying text by curator Janique Préjet Vigier, on the occasion of her exhibition, L’IMPUDEUR: Hervé Guibert, Moyra Davey, at CCS Bard Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, NY. April 8 to May 27, 2018.