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Máiréad Delaney 

I consider performance as a practice of embodied speech acts— sort of emergency gestures— which attempt a simultaneous holding at bay of and affective entrance into structures of feeling; so we might register the continuous effects of harm injustice and grief over time Bodies are permeated structurally intimately and continuously by discrete events and ongoing systemic pressures I understand my grapplings with objects or material as attempts to triangulate and register these forces between body action and material I do not see these gestures as destructive rather they apply pressure to pressure