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.