Cut to the Measure of Desire is a series of performance installations that respond to feminism and spectatorship theories; the panopticon overseer and the resulting state of perpetual exhibitionism.
Using the language of symbolism in Dutch allegorical painting I create scenes of excessive sexuality.
Like the Dutch genre paintings, each gesture and prop is carefully chosen to symbolise promiscuity, commerce and desire. Reminiscent of the traditions of still-life painting and the tableau-vivant, I
pose within the scene - an imperfect being concealed within a 2-dimensional idealised world. The
aim to uphold the illusion of perfection is futile and the codes of desire crumble under the weight
of the spectators gaze.