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Dantean Staircase, 2013
A performance at Richard Wentworth's Black Maria, London. Objects and layers of costumes are shed while ascending the stairs, echoing Dante's Pilgrim being purged of sins while climbing the Mount of Purgatory. The objects - pomegranates, apples, books, grapes - bounce back down the stairs. Duration five minutes. Photographs by Adam Papaphilippopoulos.
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A sacrament for the new season, 2013
A companion work to Towards the ecstasy of May, this performance at the Horse Hospital, London, celebrates the coming of spring. Using a head torch, a large scroll of photocopied images, the sound of breathing and a rudimentary costume, the work reinterprets the traditional ritual marriage of the Green Man and the May Queen. Duration ten minutes. Photographs by Adam Papaphilippopoulos.
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Towards the ecstasy of May, 2013
A performance made at Dorchester Abbey, Oxfordshire. The audience is led on a torch-lit procession to a carving of the Green Man (a pagan figure appearing in many churches). On arrival the woman leading them appears transfixed by his face. Her breathing builds to a climax, when confetti, petals and mini eggs fall from her dress. She then disappears through a door under the Green Man, leaving the audience to indulge in an impromptu communal feast of chocolate gathered from the altar steps. Duration fifteen minutes. Photographs by Tila Rodriguez-Past.
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A portion of your strength, 2013
A performance made at the Freud Museum, London, as part of the Totemic Festival. Drawing on Freud's writings on the Totemic meal and its connections to the Eucharist, the work has three performers wearing costumes based on Freud's collection of antiquities. They sit in his dining room and as visitors enter the room they are eyed up for potential consumption. Duration one hour. Performed by Pa'ma Torrents, Holly Slingsby and Laura Dee Milnes. Photographs by Adam Papaphilipppopoulos.
Our Lady of Peckham, 2013
A staged apparition of the Virgin Mary in an olive grove in south London, witnessed by bus passengers, drivers and passersby. Our Lady had something to proclaim but could not get the words out.
Duration ten minutes. Performance for Art Licks Weekend 2013, Stop, Look Listen! Photographs by Limner Studio and Adam Papaphilippopoulos.
Collapsing Deities, performance documentation from Modern Art Oxford, 2013