The Memory of Movement (and a Handful of Strong Lines)
Artist Statement: The Memory of Movement (and A Handful of Strong Lines) lives at the intersection of many
longstanding interests of my practice: choreography, architecture, design, loss, legacy. I found my way into this work through referencing dancer Yvonne Rainer’s movement notes,
distortion of found historical photography, and an uncovering of the 1895 rebrand for The
Central of Georgia Railway. Their new slogan, “A Hand Full of Strong Freight Lines,” along with
the corresponding cartoon hand illustration felt warm, contemporary, slightly silly, and directly
referential to the people being connected by these train lines. The depots were often the first
and last places people saw of Atlanta, a stage for connection and awe. Despite the cost of
progress and the demolition of all three major depots, the infrastructure of community and
place remains. Not everything we lose is totally lost.
Sarah Kennedy is an artist and writer living in Atlanta, GA and Brooklyn, NY. She received her
BFA in Printmaking at the University of Georgia in 2018. Her work has been shown in Athens,
Atlanta, New York, and Austin.