CUT TO THE MEASURE OF DESIRE PERFORMANCE : SHORT-LIVED PLEASURE 2012

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.

 

Short-lived Pleasure was performed at Bloc Art Gallery in Sheffield and the installation remained the centre-piece of a solo exhibition encompassing works from The Substitute, Interloper and experimental still life images.

 

Also performed as part of the solo exhibition Visual Pleasure at Vilniaus Fotografijos Galerija, Lithuania, 2012.