The month of November 2017 was spent mostly in Romania. Surrounded by artists while investigating what support looks like at the international theatre festival Temps D’Images.
As a resident artist with Universal Pleasure Factory, we started and ended the day around the kitchen table. Crowded around on stools and chairs that didn’t quite fit, but the closeness was comforting. It was here that support happened – a place where stories of love, life and struggles were shared. A place where advise was given and critiques were shared. Around this small kitchen table, there were enough chairs for everyone. All were welcome without a moments hesitation.
This is a collection of video stills and photographs taken while creating work with artists and producers Zenkő Bogdan, Panna Adorjani, Vatey Tan, Szymon Adamczak, Michał Rogulski, Oana Mardare and Kata.
WE ARE WOMEN
Although there are always exceptions, there are also countless moments where women do not support each other. Within social spheres around men, within politics, within our professional work places – where does it end?
To actively reject this system that does not encourage women to support each other vulnerably and full of empathy is truly a revolutionary act.
What would a supportive relationship between two women look like if it was encouraged and nurtured by society? This body of work is hoping to reimagine what those relationships may look like as well as disrupt the current system that turns women against each other.
This work was made with the collaborative efforts of modern dancers Alice Johnston, Therese Ronco and Lucy Wild, as well as belly dancer Ayano Ganaha, and artists Allison Lloyd and Mónika Izing.
Designed to examine how sleep affects the physical body while attending college - a place notorious for erratic sleep schedules. One photograph was taken before and after sleep.