Dancing in Bloomsbury

The work I later titled Dancing in Bloomsbury was the first time I embarked on a performance piece outside the gallery space. I was there myself and nearly didn't go through with it but decided to go ahead as I had dragged a hoover, a video camera and a tripod across the city in a suitcase and I didn't want it to be in vain.

 

I couldn't see anything during the performance which was a bit of a worry as I didn't want to collide with anyone but I felt immediately glad I had decided to go through with it, it felt kind of cathartic. A woman who happened to be playing jigs on a fiddle was at the demo and I asked her to accompany me in the performance.

 

I think the professional skill developed through this project was trusting in being bold sometimes and venturing outside the comfy spot; also thinking on my feet.