The centre of this practice is performance, the ontology and its boundaries as a medium. The historically overlapped relationship that performance shares with materials outside itself such as painting, photography, video and writing is where the work germinates. These practices act as the trace, used as languages in which to translate the live gesture into a permanent Afterlife.
Simple performative gestures act as material for this visual and written work. The swipe of a brush over a performance based photograph, the private pulling of one’s own hair atop primed canvas are all actions made permanent as the boundaries of each practice become obsolete.
Greatly concerned with the lack of exploration into the expansion of performance’s ontology, the practice highlights and comments on the unmistakable image based realm that performance has slipped into, as opposed to the live, body centred practice it continues to be portrayed as.