Maria Ghoumrassi’s Salt Woman is a lamentation dance. Ghoumrassi, in print frock and bare feet, plays a woman who has had a miscarriage. She rocks an imaginary child, sways, shudders.
The backdrop is a huge photograph of salt flats to suggest dried tears.
Still, Ghoumrassi has some vivid images. She curls up on the floor, legs tucked inside her dress, and kicks flexed feet. For a moment she looks like a kicking baby.