Tableau Vivant - Performer is present before audience enter space. Audience is free to come and go.Performer sits on top of bucket, back straight
1. Performer submerges skirt inbetween legs into water. Pulls out material. Rubs material together in 8/8 time. Bubbles arbitrarily form. 2. Performer holds scrubbed material out to audience. Looks audience in the eye. Resubmerges material into water. Continues scrubbing in 8/8 time. 3. Performer wrings material, from bottom to top forming a crown of bubbles at tip. Blow bubbles off tip. Take tip in mouth. Bite material. Stand up holding material in teeth. Bare teeth and shake head. Repeat loop, sequence variable. Duration: 4 hours.
DRESS Sunflower yellow dress, shirt collar, short sleeves, 4 gold buttons down the front, gold belt. Skirt of dress is volumous, stretching to 5 meters in lenght.
BUCKET White bucket, placed center, the seat and site of action.Bucket is filled to the top with water and bubble bath. Bucket holds 80 litres of water. BUBBLE BATH Bubble bath for bucket = 1litre of Sailor Matey brand. Bubble bath for skirt = 500ml of Mermaid Matey brand, poured into lap.
LIGHTING Room dimly lit, bucket/performer area simply spotlit.
Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin April 2008
Oonagh Young Gallery, July 2008
Artists Space Gallery, New York, September 2008
Trace Gallery, Cardiff, November 2008
Tulca, Nun's Island, Galway 2009