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CLOUDLY 

The Hawk Stone,

Dean

Oxfordshire

March 2018

Performance to camera for International Womens Day 8th March 2018

Photography : Stu Allsopp

This work was inspired by ideas based on the essay by Anna Wahl ‘The Cloud: Lecturing on Feminist research’ (NORA: Nordic Journal of women’s studies, vol 2-3 1999) pp.97-108. In this essay, Anna Wahl describes how raising the word “feminist” when she began teaching or lecturing (on women and business) always provoked a strong series of negative reactions in her audience.  

This photograph locates the artist within a cloudscape, her hand carrying aloft a cooks knife transformed into a wing with clothes pegs, proposing in it's slicing of the image to dispel clouds of confusion and misconception. The cloud / brain image has been developed through drawing in performance works since.