Whats it all about? After thoughts on performances so far... Props in 'Cut Flowers #3' Props added something new. My favourite being a teddy that I used in the performance to mimic a baby, and also swung about playfully as if I were a child. It gave me the ability to confuse the role I was playing between a housewife/mother and child. The props almost allowed me to play out different roles/situations, like a child pretending in their room. It felt playful but at the same time
Highlights from 'Cut Flowers #3' solo exhibition. This one had a very different feel to my last performance. There was much more quiet time that allowed me to really question why i was creating work like this, and what it is all about. It was a very different experience this time round, and i really enjoy the fact that the work, and the experience of the performance for myself and the viewer changes so much depending on the setting of the work. I'm really looking forward to d
All ready for tomorrow!
Martin Hall Exhibition Space now feels like your visiting your grandmas living room, overwhelmed by floral fabric. In this interactive performance the audience will be invited to simply 'sit and have a minute' observing, have a nosey at some of my key research texts, or join me in cutting out flowers, as I snip apart the domestic environment. The space will transform throughout the week, so it's definitely one to keep an eye on. #CutFlowers3 #Perform
Highlights from 'Cut Flowers #3'. I really enjoyed the exhibition, and although the last couple of days where tough I feel like I have got so much out of it, and I'm excited for the future of the 'Cut Flowers' project. Cant wait until i have a bit more free time to be able to reflect properly on what happened over the last 10 days. For videos of the full performance please see my YouTube channel at: #CutFlowers2 #Cut #Flowers #Performance
Exhibition update! My space when i started... and my space 5 days in. Half way through and my space is looking just a bit more colourful!
If you haven't been already, you still have chance to come and see my performance 'Cut Flowers #2', and the rest of the fantastic art on show at Loughborough University Arts Degree Show until Sunday 5pm! #DegreeShow #Cut #Performance #CutFlowers2 #Flowers #Exhibition
Highlights from last nights performance. It went really well, and after I got over my initial nerves I really started to enjoy performing. It didn't really feel like performing, more like just making with an audience. Or like i was a moving sculpture. Making has always been something I have done in private and so its interesting to have that part of the process watched. (The making becomes the 'finished' work). Things that were unexpected/need to think about: People where muc
Another short performance piece i tried. Not sure about the cutting off of the dress thought. Although i think visually the images are interesting as photos (these are screen shots from a video), i am not sure if the work reads differently to what i would like. Revealing myself... not really what i am after. It could work as a larger narrative perhaps? #Performance #Cut #Video #Fabric #Flowers
Finally had a go at filming myself doing the cutting. I filmed for 1 hour, and i very quickly realised that it definitely had to be a performance piece. The piece needed to last a long time, to show the hours it takes to meticulously cut these flowers out! Durational performance piece? OH MY GOD!!! I cant believe I am thinking about doing performance. Never would i have thought this would happen...ever. Next question, have i got the balls to do it?? #Cut #Video #Fabric #Flowe