Strike A Pose

Strike a pose was a solo performance commissioned by Vivid Projects for their Queer Traces programme in May 2015. It was performed at mac Birmingham in a night that included performance and Q&A with Harold Offeh.

Strike a pose is half an hour long. I worked with photographer Timothy James Pratt (Open Aperture UK) to create still images of a choreographed selection of poses in advance of the performance. During the live performance the images play on the projection behind me at a rate of one minute per image. I attempt to hold each pose for a minute, the continued effort in my body making the perfection behind me impossible to recreate and maintain in real life.

This performance shows the impossibility of maintaining, or even attaining, an image and the effort we go to to try despite that impossibility.

 

 

Photographs by Timothy James Pratt

 

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s