Bodiness is a performative new body of work that utilises the transformative lens of memory to contemplate personal freedom in the midst of, and because of, confinement and continual loss. The project uses artist Kirsty Martinsen’s lived experience as a disabled woman to tell the ways in which difference is a site for connection, the body is a site for potential, and process is a site for psychological and spiritual exploration.
This iteration of the project, hands like wings, is creating kinetic appendages for her wheelchair that are to become a vivid component of live performance. During Adhocracy, Kirsty and her multidisciplinary team of collaborating makers, will play with prototypes, test preliminary approaches to performance, and consider audience participation in the work.
Kirsty Martinsen, James Dodd, Erwin Maas, Sam Roberts
and Will Spartalis.
Image: Sam Roberts