15 minute reading and performance made for video conferencing platform
Performed for the Media department at Slade School of Art, April 2022
Excerpt of text:
My over-the-ear headphones still irritate my fresh piercings. I stand in the red light, in the cold air, and I hunch my upper back, I extend both arms up and then out as far as I can while I also attempt to allow them to drape toward the floor. I stay like this, still and slightly moving. It is not actually possible to be still. Like when you think about not thinking about anything.
I change positions. I stretch up, I turn my torso to one side as I reach high high but out like Im stretching up but then actually leaning to address something much shorter than me, forward and up with one arm, back and down with the other
Drop the film, feel for the scissors, avoid cutting the skin between your thumb and forefinger.
I come out of the trance, aware of myself. Weepynes occurs in nature, but most of the time it is cultivated.