In the summer of 2016 Casey McGuire and Rae Goodwin rode their red rocking horses across this grand nation. They followed the Lewis and Clark Trail to Montana and stopped along the way to memorialize their foremothers and to acknowledge the fleeting winds of ancestry. This performance project and the resulting artifacts are created in collaboration or conversation with American history, its male heroes, their expeditions and their romanticized memorials. We question the nature of expedition, ownership and tourism. We question Manifest Destiny, our cultural perceptions of bravery and the stereotypes around American pride. We also acknowledge all those who traveled before, with and after Lewis and Clark, all the women, the slaves, the children, the animals, the soldiers.
The first installation with video, performance and ephemera was in 2017 at the Overbrook Gallery in Michigan.