Saturday, May 1, 2010

newish project

So it has been awhile since I posted.

I have been working on a newish project - newish in terms it is more about documenting and research than an actual performance. My friend Jennifer Mesch emailed me that she read my blog - I was a little surprised anyone found it and moreso that she read it.

So this new research project involves me photographing myself in vulnerable positions situations. Never truly being totally at ease with my body - and even more since my injury and attack over two years ago where my collar bone was broken and - well it never seemed to heal 100 per-cent and now I am slightly deformed with a lovely large bump where my clavicle fused back together.I guess that now I have something in common with my oldest brother Brian as he broke his clavicle as well - I think from hockey and not by being jumped and attacked by a strung out street person. My range of motion has been limited ever since and I cannot sleep in my favourite position and cannot do some of teh things I used to do - so I adapt. Right?

The project involves the idea of me placing myself in vulnerable positions, poses, or other constructs - physical and emotional to break down fears and attitudes and situate myself in ways that creates intimate positions/situations that hopefully connect with others in intimate or disarming ways.

Here is an example of one of the images and it is currently my facebook picture. And since Facebook is so much about portraiture and positioning yourself as image identity a la Krzysztof Wodiczko's Alien Staff.