Dartington College of Arts, 2005.
Body Parts Festival, Edinburgh, 2007.
National Review of Live Art, 2009.
Original Work – 12 hours
Variations – 3 to 5 hours
To explore bodily perception/phenomenology through
repetitive actions, gestures, and contact of the
female body with eggs and soil. To use long duration,
and fatigue, as a way to uncover a deeper awareness
/ archetypical knowledge in the body. To explore
metamorphosis and transformation.
The eggs, at one end of the performance space
represent fertility/reproduction. The soil, at
the other end of the performance space, represents
death/rebirth. The action of the performance is
of a constant cycle between the eggs and soil
and back again. Traces are left on the ground
and on the body to indicate the passage through
In an excerpt from the original work, the performance
isolates the work with eggs only. The performer
lies next to the eggs covered in white body paint,
rolling them up and down her torso between her
mouth and her sex. The performance happens in
rhythmic cycles. The performer works with opposing
directions / inversions in the body, and of the
body in space.
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