body of sand was the final outcome from a three-month process to create work for ‘Into the New’ supported by New Territories, the International Festival of Live Art Scotland. This was a trilogy of performance, installation and sound experimentation that took place over three nights of the festival. The work shifted and transformed along with my own body looking closely at my own socio-political heritage, identity and Eastern upbringing.
Part one of this series, body of sand: call to prayer, looks closely at the body – subject to the ritual of prayer in the Middle East. The audience are subject to the call to prayer and watch as the performer develops a meditative, exhausting ritual with sand, rope and black ink.