Ruffles solo performance commission for artmonte-carlo 2019
This was a large-scale performance commission for the afterparty of an art fair in Montecarlo in 2019 set in a Yacht showroom. The performance incorporated food, video, music and ceramic work as well as of course performers. It was a grotesque and uncomfortable event (heightened by the location) which focused on creating a sense of perverse attention to detail through the combination of fetishized surfaces and luxuriant decoration, which all served to a oversaturate and disturb the setting further. The female identifying characters dominated the space through their interaction with each other and the objects present; in order to explore notions of power exchange, consumption and objectification of both the viewed and the viewer. Ruffles was a development of Ceremony of the Void, a performance which took place at David Roberts Foundation in 2017. I worked with the same performers to realise this project.
Images Ruffles solo performance commission for artmonte-carlo 2019, set in the RIVA Tunnel.
Photo copyright © Boyer Manon
IMAGE High Salmon piss pot heel, 2019, Hand glazed ceramic with gold lustre, rabbit furs, 10,5 × 8 × 20 cm
IMAGE Carol Rama shoe, 2019, Hand glazed ceramic, rabbit furs, 8 × 7 × 20 cm