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ORIGINAL WORK FOR TRANÅS
For me, it’s about just sitting
in the body and working with the body – with my hands – with material
matter, not with ‘ideas’ about the self. This approach comes from my
interest in identity and the narratives that make us. It’s an important
feature of my work that it is so physical and non-verbal while dealing
with subjects like gender identity which have so much language around
Media: The performance uses craft circles as a methodology and clothing as material. It's performed by visiting artist Mark Rautenbach and craft circle participants
Description: Us affords
both a cathartic gesture, the untelling, and a declaration of
allegiance to a more responsible and less fear-based way of being. Us
uses a collection of actions which alchemise material through
philosophical and artistic means; it's a seasonal Spring cleaning.
In English yarn, long twisted lengths of fibres, also means story. For this performance yarn = story and clothing = identity.
Yarn is produced during early Spring, within interior spaces. Spaces where people are relaxed and let their guard down.
is fashioned from clothing: the panels of a garment are 'filleted' from
the seams. This releases the material of identity from what it was
defined by. It returns identity to a virtual state. The panel is then
cut in such a way as to produce a continuous length; yarn. This yarn is
the story the identity is made from.