(dys)function(ing) performance explores scenographic materials, feminine objects, and the fragility of the human condition.
The intimate one to one performances invited guests to partake in the ritual of tea drinking and explore the objects on display. The collection of curated objects held significant semiotic signage on personal history which initiated conversations to occur between the host and guest.
The performance was instigated by a family members diagnosis with cancer combined with the inspirational life and work by sculptor Alina Szapocznikow in the exhibition ‘Human Landscape’ at The Hepworth, and the New Yorker article, ‘Cancer World’.
The aim was to produce a room which displayed an appearance of an everyday physical setting uniting with my inner thoughts. Objects and materials linked me and the patient together and portrayed stories to share my understanding and the reality of cancer.