mmm much questioning, such live art

It's hard to criminalise/police what's under the skin, the antics/functions of a body, a breathing, living thing you can't classify blinking sweating vomiting feeling pulsing stretching bloating smelling tasting shaking touching

 

What history  do i need  to remember? Why is it important?

What's the history of my body?

How can I allow audience members to bring their own individual histories?

How can i meet people as individuals?

How can I get to know myself, in relation to others, through the live moment?

How do I let go of internalised shame?

When do I feel comfortable to be myself?

When do i not feel comfortable to be myself?

When do other people?

How can touch transcend binaries? (gender, sex, sexuality, stigma)

What is an act of self-love to me?

What is an act of violence to me?

How closely linked are they?

How do other people define these things?

How does framing effect how an act is read?

What am i hiding?

What am i revealing?

What is it to be visible in this work?

What does it mean to take my clothes off?

 

Thoughts from Exposures:

(helena goldwater) How do you transcend language to say what you really mean?

How do you talk about spirituality, sexuality and identity without categorising yourself? without resorting to cliche?

Traces on the surface of the body as the body's history

 

(Giovanna Maria Cosetta) 'What is under the skin cannot be altered'

 

'Live art operates in the cracks of our culture'

'the real over the respresentational'

"those who have once been disembodied voices become visible and claimed a space on the public stage" - Karen Finley on live art movement

 

'revealing the body not as it is not necessarily how it is imagined'

'live art resists commodification and defies a market'