Have been in The Work Room the past few weeks working through ideas related to my next project about being a Single Mum.
I have been looking at Mrs. Beeton's Guide to Household Management as a guide/reference, as she was also raised by a single Mum (for a period), and wrote her guide for the newly emergent middle-classes at a time when many didn't know how to navigate the very rapid changes faced with the dawn of the industrial age and the booming middle classes. Her guide
I had been considering the idea of reclaiming the wild body. Connecting to my earlier work of finding the path back to oneself on physical + level. I thought on birth, pregnancy, hormones and time - the space of my pregnancy when I was totally embodied, perhaps the most in my life - and felt as if I was connected to something so much greater than myself - the new life, the ancestors… I looked at my kitchen dance. What music moved me and why? Most times related to circumst
Happened to come across this bit of writing from … (eight?) years ago in the back of the sketch book I am using for my residency - it’s related to a Performance Film Installation I had created at Che Camille. The themes are particularly resonant within the context of my residency(1). I BLEED.
7000 years ago the ancient Sumerian myth “Innana’s decent into the Underworld” was scribed. In this the goddess Innana descends into the underworld only to resurrect three days later