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Empty House Study

Empty House Study. 2021

Empty House Study

Empty House Study. 2021

This performance took place on the stairs in the morning against strong sunlight streaming  into the empty and abandoned house. It re enacts and links to a memory and moment from my past when I witnessed an argument. Here I make gestures using the shadows created and marks which seem to provoke questions about what is being represented, from the act of making the mark and ...

Empty House Study

Empty House Study

Empty House Study

Empty House Study

This performative sequence involves the re enactment of the rhythmical action of pushing a pram. I perform this action in the abandoned sitting room with creaky floorboards. Each day i used to rhythmically rock my firstborn son to sleep in this pram. Reenacting this same action I used to perform each day, but twenty five years later seemed to create an extra sense of pathos and ...

Empty House Study.

This performative action involves me sitting in the abandoned living room, re enacting the plaintive and passive action of listening to music. However this time there is no music, just the turntable revolving and myself framed within the window and the landscape outside.

Empty House Study

Evening light on Body and Rope.

Empty House Study

Evening light on Body and Rope.

For this performative action I use a rope, which is  a found object from a beach in Suffolk. For me  seemed to resemble a washed up angel and perhaps also to be somehow symbolic of death. For this sequence in the Empty House Studies, I perform meditative Gestures in the late evening light, performing with my body with the object, exploring my own physical limits, making ...

Empty House Study

Photograph by Haavard Helle.

Empty House Study

Photograph by Haavard Helle.

This performative action was filmed very early in the morning. Here the simple action is of cleaning pots and dishes, mirroring the everyday actions and the passing of time within a day. I remembered conversations with both my father and my grandfathers taking place when washing up, peeling potatoes. I remember  particularly deep conversations with my grandfather, and my father doing the same years after. Somehow ...