ACT ART 4, Club Central Station
Kings Cross, London
5th May 2006
Eyeless is a performance of vulnerability and exposure, psychological blindness and intimate connection with others via touch and voice.
I am neatly dressed, navigating my way 'blind' through the audience, for four hours, with eyes closed and graphic PAINTED EYES stuck onto my lids. The venue is a three floor club/bar context which gradually fills with more and more people as the night progresses. Various other performances and video screenings are taking place simultaneously. During the performance, I can't see where I am going, I must very slowly touch and hold architecture, surfaces and the bodies of people I encounter.
People speak to me and touch me continually, but in a gentle, enquiring and curious way. This vulnerability carries with it a sort of power and presence and is not exploited.