A PERFORMANCE WITH COMFORT BREAKS
Performed for ART HAPPENING
ACAVA studios London July 2022
A work revealing the increasing physical vulnerability of the older person after a fall, and the difficulty of walking and balancing. The artist has two broken wrists and is wearing plaster cast, she walks slowly, trying to balance along a line and regularly takes breaks to rest against a cushion.
Colourful drawings and a paint brush become a play shield and sword in a series of faux fencing
movements, interacting with audience.
Can creativity protect her against injury and decline ?