I use event based situations to realise my experiences and concerns and the work takes its form with specific, over the top characters in obscure situations. By opening up the artwork with humorous or bizarre contexts and ‘everyday’ or known situations, a participant or audience member can immediately relate to an artwork without feeling like the one that is out of place. This is partly why I am interested in commercialism, as everyone is a part of it in England. By using these contexts and stereotypes, participants can expand their own views of stereotypes and society.
My work is intended to be light hearted and enjoyable, but it often contains a slightly sinister undertone. The undertone i find often comes with the participants doubt of myself as performer or the viewers doubt of sensationalised concepts, but ultimately this leads to encourage the participant or viewer think outside of the performer or artwork. My main interest is hospitality; in how we converse, as a culture to each other and strangers. Through this directional communicative role, as the performer I can invite participants into a situation.
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