“Mean” was presented at FLARE 2; co-organized by Harriet Plewis, Helen Collard, Denys Blacker, and Sandra Johnston.
This performance continues my exploration of language-centred performance art. I performed a series of actions whilst holding whiskey inside my mouth. “This burns the site of language to be cited” (paraphrased from Christof Migone), and is followed by an act of writing with the voice.
“Mean” uses the following performance score:
Hold whiskey in mouth for duration of action
Move child shoes with adult feet
Hang child shoes round nape and stumblewalk
Spit whiskey-saliva over hairy arm and into palm
Call “whiskey” repeatedly