The body as a medium...
My life is a constant bursting of expression, of feeling, and sometimes even overwhelm, and I wish to share my learnings and experiences in as many ways as possible. Through the medium of the body, and through interaction and collaboration with others, I am able to say things that would otherwise have been hard to speak of. And I invite you to come and experience my art, my stories, my soul - and to listen to the spoken, and especially, the unspoken.
'Layers of Love'
In this interactive storytelling experience held at ArtBuzz Studios, New Delhi, in 2023, I shared some deeply personal stories from my life, while also inviting the audience to join me in narrating them. Each story was about how a recent, wonderful experience reminded me of a difficult experience from the past, and in the process, adding a layer of love, of beauty, of acceptance, over the earlier memory.
'Things I Couldn't Say'
For all the iterations of this performance, held at National Art School, Sydney, Australia, in 2021, I would become a part of the audience and look on, as four artists, dressed in black, emerged into the galleries and studios, reciting poetry that I have written, without any indication about what the performance was about, who had written it, or that there was going to be a performance at all.
'The Feeling of a Space'
For this performance artwork, I stood inside what once used to be a prison cell, at the National Art School, Sydney, Australia, and narrated stories of contributors describing a time in their lives when they had felt trapped inside a box. None of the words were my own, but I was able to sew a new narrative by putting together portions or lines from all the stories that had been sent in to me.
This work is a recorded performance. Something that existed live not for a large audience like some of my other performance works, but was captured on video, and would be shared in this form.
During the pandemic, I lived on a cottage in a farm in Gunnedah, NSW, Australia, for six months. I received a grant from Arts North West to express my experience of living on a farm through an artistic project. I was then invited by the Gunnedah Bicentennial Gallery to hold a solo exhibition with the work I had created with this grant. 'Chookie' is a song I wrote on the farm, based on the 'chooks' (hens) that I used to feed, take care of and collect eggs from each morning, as the designated 'Chook-lady'.