sidestep 3. june 10, 2011
still life performance. meter room gallery, coventry
on body, wreckage and ephemerality
Again dealing with site2specificity, I was challenged to do a performance inspired by the installation works of Paige Perkins. Together with Maria Neicu and Caroline Rodrigues, we conceptualized and collaborated on what performative response could somehow add dimension to the already remarkable exhibition, entitled “Diving into the Wreck”. It was composed of found objects and trash / wreckage that were re2created into metaphors of power, creation, destruction and
ephemerality (tornado); life (nest); multiplicity (visual echo / mirrors); and intimacy (a small cave). We explored these creations over an extended period of time and realized that these metaphors could also be mediated / performed by the body. The performance, thus, created a synchronic dialogue with the installation, with movements and theatrical devises that meant to heighten the effects of power, creation, destruction, ephemerality, intimacy etc; and by creating images through my body, the surroundings and the interaction with another body (Caroline Rodrigues).