A piece exploring the relationship between ‘Self’ and ‘Other’ through the human and non-human body. Combining elements of autobiography, humour, religious ritual, tenderness and brutality, the performance offers a provocation to the way we view ourselves alongside other living things in our constant struggle for fulfilment. Part cookery segment, part dissection and part ‘performance’, the work invites you to a visceral, sensory encounter of existential anxieties around living, dying and needing to survive.
fish-i was developed as part of a solo performance module for my BA Drama degree at the University of Bristol and was performed publicly in the University’s Department of Drama in March 2010 before being (re)performed for documentation purposes in September 2011.
credits:Tim Bishop (large image + video);Eleanor Woodward (small images).