This performance invites you to step in and out of the 3-hour long experience.
3 Feet from Gold 22wards Heeling
Originally existing as a 30-40mins, the meditative performance uses dried marigold flowers, water and a pestle and mortar to create a topical medicinal compound found and used in Ayurvedic practices. The repetitive notion of pounding the fragile flowers in the stone and placing the marigold on my feet in an attempt to ground the body and heal from the root. The work also provokes ideas of love, self care and labour.
The use and properties of the marigold flowers as a remedy for pain was knowledge passed down from my mother. A practise that was commonly used when she lived in Bangladesh.
Puer Deorum / @puer_deorum
Puer Deorum works with performance, costume, and sculptural prop-making, with a curiosity and nature in multidisciplines, they centre personal expression of liminality and fragmentation felt within their identity, narrating surreal paracosms with harmonious references and insights through word-of-mouth and oral histories and research on anthropology and folk culture/art from South Asia, specifically the Bengali Region.
They explore nuances of intimacy, love, touch and personal censorship/repression under a homogenised gaze, highlighting complexities of interpersonal power relations and the concept of ‘play’ through implicit/movement based dialogue - experimenting with boundaries and limitations of navigating non-verbal worlds