'I DO THIS FOR YOU DARLING' (2009)
'VOYEUR' SHOW AT THE WHITECHAPEL ART GALLERY
(CURATED BY LILI SPAIN, DIRECTOR OF THE RED VELVET CLUB)
(TEXT & LIVE PERFORMANCE)
'I am keen to cut this tension between us.
The closer you get to my skin the closer I am to you.
I do this for you darling, so you can touch me.'
In response to the 'Voyeur' show, I presented a live performance piece that set out to seduce the audience into a moment that is builds suspense and expectation in seeing something taboo but not in the way they thought. I entered the room in a grand ball gown with objects covered in cloth.
Upon unraveling them and lifting my gown skirt to reveal hairy legs the desirable taboo became a vulgar one evoking a feeling of tension and uncertainty as I shaved my legs in time with classical music. Yet with unease there was still an urge for people to watch.
(Performance 2 at 'CULTLET' AT THE MILTON KEYNES GALLERY)