Assent//Ascent, 2017

A collaborative durational performance with Pat Parkin. 

Pop up performance for Where? Gallery

Suspension facilitation & piercing: Eden Thomson, Christopher Schickerington
Photography: Lison Colin & Janneth Gil

Where? Gallery

seeking equilibrium but also impossibility of equilibrium // opposing freedoms // different forms of tension and release and not adding a value to that // autobiographical? // finding healthy ways of healing // personal release presented as a physical release by presenting your release // even though we’re physically restrained we’re being released // euphoric freedom and physical liberation //the closer i get to freeing myself the more painful //

XCHC, Ōtautahi

the more bound i am the more free // i rely on the ropes // the less bound to physicality i am // for all the science and shit it’s quite simple // political // alternative modes of release // inflicting pain on ourselves to become free // confronting // vulnerable // descriptive of society // labour // emotional labour to get by // queer spectrum // displaying bodies as defiance and vulnerability // power in vulnerability