Inhabiting Erasures

The problem of presence: liveness and performativity

This paper includes different perspectives of the elements associated with liveness in performance, such as intimacy and embodiment, and the limitations of online performing bodies across the arts that due to its very nature, creates a sense of absence or erasure. In part, I will be drawing on my recent multidisciplinary exhibition Inhabiting erasures, embodying traces of the feminine (March 2021), that focused on the “erasure” of women from global misogynist atrocities. The work was developed during lockdown and self -isolation and followed a Rex Cramphorn residency where I experimented with ideas that later featured in my exhibition.

2021 Presented at The Dept. of performance studies Sydney University seminar series