Live performance, approx. 2hrs, Central Saint Martins, 2019.
Continuing a preoccupation with the skin as a boundary between the internal and external worlds, the key action of PUNCTUM: Looking was running two spiked faux leather gloves over my naked body, to varying degrees of intensity. Opposite my body was a grid of 120 A5 linocut prints mimicking the action, based on photographs taken during development.
Underlying this piece was the idea of the puncture: in the threat posed by the spikes, the process of the linocut prints, and my gaze as I made eye contact with the audience. This piece lead to a body of work exploring Queer Monstrosity and weaponising the threatened/threatening body, as seen in Glass Scratch and Wyrm.
The prints produced for this performance are still available to buy, please use the Contact page to register interest.
Images by various audience members.