from ongoing live performance-painting series,
Acrylic Paint, PVC Dress, Riding Crop, Silicone Whip & Rubber Gloves
Pain without blood. Fucking without sex. Fatness without shame. Post-human BDSM.
Mark-making with rage, lust & vulnerability; performing as an act of visibility, the relationship between anger and desire in a soft body.
Hidden fantasies put into a public view, dark sensuality re-imagined in a recognizable art form: painting. The paint covered whip to paper or canvas becomes a whip to a body, a skin, a submissive. Dominating the audience and the materials as a declaration of power in a marginalized body and gender.
The hierarchies in the gallery and in the street; the homogeneous figures of woman in the museum, in the shop window, in print. An act of violence against heteronormative standards of beauty, sexuality and worth.
The work is a physical release that creates an object of pain. As the climax builds, the artist stands before her emotions, now visible on the work’s surface, and juxtaposes the hard marks with her soft & vulnerable flesh by standing naked before the work, being seen facing her anguish and her sensuality.
Using the adrenaline and serotonin created by the work, the artist then records her thoughts & sensations in text form, creating a collection of body poems.