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 two of this series, body of sand: scripture, explores the connection between an image of resurrection and animalistic actions. Using dance, sound and scent, the performance space is transformed into a personal space where the multicultural body can exist.
GARETH VILE, THE SKINNY, 02.03.2011
Video stills: video documentation available on request.