CUT TO THE MEASURE OF DESIRE 2010-1

THE MUSIC PARTY LIVE PERFORMANCE

 

SHORT-LIVED PLEASURE LIVE PERFORMANCE

 

 

FOOLISH PASSION LIVE PERFORMANCE

 

 

HOMO BULLA LIVE PERFORMANCE

 

 

VOGELEN LIVE PERFORMANCE

 

 

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.