Place: University of Cumbria: Institute of the Arts, Brampton Road, Carlisle, England (Breaking Ground Exhibition)
Duration: 3 hours continuous
Material: Human form dressed in black, white studio pillar, A4 photographs of previous performances (x8), A3 acetate brain scan images (x4), lightbox, human hair, iron filings, soil, white cup, red and black glove, yellow and orange glove, plasters, bandages, paperback copy of Albert Camus: The Myth of Sisyphus
Referencing the Unformed actions, I attempted to intertwine my international endeavours with my studio work. To connect two strands of practice, I made use of an in-practice catalogue of gestures – inhabiting allusive behavioural patterns and prescribed movements. The episodic continuity of my performances, along with their trace and residue, would allow the exercise to exhibit hermeneutical traits. Such would be achieved through the implementation of symbolic signifiers planted within the works processes and the re-appropriation of post-performance artefacts.
Photo credit: Mia Eccleston