Made straight after MA
“ BIRDS” on screens on perches and sound. Edited for the first time digitally.
The monitor began the enclosure of the bird woman... alongside 7 hour performance. Own body painted in colour and bird pose” hides” the fully nude body and alters the potential for the gaze of the viewer.
Performed in Buffalo NY in a windows on a street. Eight landscapes; two performers as bears viewed from out the “shop”
Worked with costuming in acting an impossible transformation, I feel different not exactly my self only a person “being” a bear. If I say a woman is like a bear or bird I question “bear ness” or bird-ness” or “woman-nes” Transformation creates a displacement
Two bears again.. one white one brown and one naturalist.... difficulty of self representation presenting the self as something other. White and brown bear or the same but different one cannot exist without the other.
Grandma Baba And little Boris
Powerful non liner editing lots of pre-editing. A Russian story... using subtitling and miss quoting. A fiction between the narrative and process. Developed Boris from a dream and a loose depiction of one if the Grandma’s. Brought Buffalo alive as Russia.
Collaboration again with another artist Steven ?
At an art school in Lithuania for 14 -17 year olds. Help to keep the school from closing.. from of documentary what the film didn was so interesting about keeping the school existing.
Bulgarian project... did project first in lesson on how to be European. Whilst there became interested in textiles market. Reminded of early digital forms. Worked with women to embroider Pac-Man cloths.... took a long time to embroider and produce, women were very interesting, lots of their jobs were not gendered but needed now to do this work for money... ended with big dinner event. Enjoyed working with this group of women and liked the project
Lessons in language
Lesson two actor was from Skype lessons to learn Bulgarian. Done whilst on a residency. Funded by European institution. Investigating what it means to European...