The online exhibition is now live. The galleries are posted in reverse chronological order – with the most recent being show at the top of the screen. Each gallery has sets of images not seen in the live exhibition, as well as explanations and thoughts by the artists as well as Jen Skuse.
**There are works of art, photographs and videos still to come and will be updated asap**
#thephoenixrisingproject exhibition will feature photographs, artwork and films from the last 8 months. There will also be a live performance “Your Words, My Scars” which will involve audience participation. After the performance the bar will open and you are welcome to stay and enjoy the after party.
(Please see below for details on the live performance)
Date: Sunday April 17th, 2016
Doors open @ 3pm
Live Performance @4:30pm
After party @6pm
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“Your Words, My Scars” – Live performance art piece
Stood naked on stage surrounded by mirrors with a bucket filled with papers on the floor. The audience are asked to take a piece of paper, read it and write it on my skin. The papers have negative words and phrases that have been said to me over the years. Stood covered in words I will paint over it – symbolising my tendencies to ‘paint over’ the pain and pretend everything was ok. The audience will then be welcomed to come back and write statements of love and encouragement. This is to show to love I have been given over the years. However, this is not the end. The scars remain underneath. And so to erase those words, I will then look into each mirror and say “I love you and I forgive you.” as I wipe away the words and the paint. Because ultimately it is in loving myself that the scars disappear.