2018 The Others, London
2022 POST gallery, Kaunas Picture Gallery
2022 Kėdainiai Bus Station, as part of FORMOS’22
I begin with 5 blank pages and 5 ink cartridges that puncture the bottom of the container of water suspended above the writing altar.
i. I take the first ink cartridge and water begins falling on the page.
ii. I write continuously until the cartridge is empty.
iii. repeat until all the cartridges are empty and all the pages are full.
the writer cleanses is a 5-hour durational performance that centres the action of cleansing through stream-of-consciousness writing as a way to confront personal trauma and disable the dimension of shame by making private domains public.
Inside the blur of the disappearing text, I invite audiences to ‘read’ the text I’m producing through the physical process of writing and linger with me at the border of my inside, swimming between the words and water on the page.
The pages left after the performance transcend the form of a text and capture the time I spent with each page. ‘Reading’ these pages gives direct access to the thoughtspace of writing them, reducing the distance between idea and expression to more accurately reflect the underlying intent and emotions.
Language always has the potential to be corrupted and altered due to words’ incomplete performance of meaning and our individual understandings and associations. This way of writing attempts to circumvent these misalignments to seek a more precise connection between writer and reader.