Untitled: Rubbing 2007

Untitled: Rubbing 2007

 

Performed at They Do Things Differently There, The Crypt, St. Pancras Church, London, 31st August 2007.

 

Paper, charcoal.

Live performance: 2 hours, 30 minutes.

Cameras: Ioannis Belimpasakis

 

A figure lies beneath seven layers of fine paper. It could be dead, but for the gentle movements made by the inhalation and exhalation of breath…

As if rubbing a monumental brass, it starts at the top, over the forehead, nose, cheekbone, lips, jaw… tracing its own image. It works its way down, neck, breastbone, shoulders, breasts, hips, pubis… Once the drawing is completed it is removed from the body, sloughed off, like the shedding of a layer of skin.

 

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