Xhibit 2018: 'In a Box'
Xhibit 2018 - 19th April - 12th May
Short listed in the annual UAL competition 'Xhibit' I performed for the duration of 1 hours of selected days over the month at the Bermondsey Project Space:
My performance will consist of 60 minute piece of me sitting in a box full of Coca Cola, whilst a complete a spoken word piece. This sound will reflect upon my life from 1 to the present day, whilst exploring my oppression as a women with autism. The absurdity of this act is a demonstration of the constraints within society, and within my experience of existing. There's a disposition between determinism and free will, composed in the structure of capitalism, patriarchy and western society which influences by role in society and personally. The systematic oppression of my autism and gender is represented by emerging my body in the Coca Cola, something which I have addiction to and is a characteristic I am questioning if it is part of my Asperger's. It also brings into conversation of Capitalism, and power complexes that is established in the present day and can be juxtaposed with similar methods, issues and representations that effects everyone throughout this attention age.
300 student applied, 35 were shortlisted and were represented in 1 month long exhibition. The winner, awarded a CAS voucher and a free solo exhibition taking place October 2018.
Judging panel included:
Frances Morris – Director of Tate Modern, UAL Honorary
Amal Khalaf – Project Curator, Serpentine Galleries, Co-director for Global Art Forum 10, Founding member of art collective GCC
Mike von Joel – Editor in Chief, STATE/f22 Art Director of Bermondsey Project Space
Patrick Laing – Product designer, working across Industrial Product, Spatial, Homeware, Jewellery to VR Game Design
Nadia-Anne Ricketts – Founder and creator of BeatWoven
Leah Kahn – Activities Sabbatical Officer, Arts SU