I can’t separate what I’m gradually learning and absorbing of recent history from this present struggle. Why is so little spoken about the open wounds resulting from a national failure to face up to and negotiate historic memory.
Like Hansel and Gretel before me I left some breadcrumbs, but still I’m rather awestruck that I could have missed working my way back to this somewhat seminal moment in the evolution of a project called The Museum for Object Research.
I’m tempted to leave this video right here without any words. Who needs words when embodiment is so infinitely more expressive? It’s at such moments that I remind myself that words can only translate experience. Yet the need to translate is there. Even for myself. I need to process what this powerful embodiment means. Writing helps.Continue reading “Performance 1. Performance as autistic embodiment and research.”
Perhaps we underestimate just how hard we’re working everyday to keep afloat in a world which does not support our divergent neurologies?
It was an incredible experience to find myself again in performance and to talk about the work in conversation with Dr Eva Bru Dominguez. Although performance for me is based on detailed research and as an object artist I must pack and predetermine the components of my piece, the moment of performance is improvised. UsuallyContinue reading “Improvising Performance”