This live performance employs actors to attempt to construct and separate the artistic persona and enact the structural hierarchies within a constantly shifting artistic field. Synched movements and repeated actions with dialogue attempted to comment on a history of art practice and on a homogenised and generic field of artistic presentation. In the piece, the notion of amateur dramatics is reflected in the position of Naomi Sex who in this work performs alongside trained actors, testing her own rehearsed performative skills in front of a live evaluating audience. This ‘amateur’ status coupled with the evaluation of talent are two key points of reference contained within the content of the script / performance itself.
ARTICULULATE symposium on artistic research, co-organised by Naomi Sex, Sinead McCann and Alison Pilkington, University College Dublin, Newman House, Dublin, Ireland, 2011.
The NSU (Nordic Summer University), Falsterbo educational centre, Sweden, 2011, follow link for further details of the NSU.
The Performance Art Institute, San Francisco, C.A. in conjunction with the Arts Council, 2011
Rehearsed Practice, 2011
Production still, The Performance Art Institute, San Francisco
Actors: Mark McManus, Stacey Kreiger, Naomi Sex