Studsning explores cultural perceptions & expectations of femininity linked to the length of female body hair. This performance challenges heteronormative perceptions of femininity & binary gender norms and invites audience members to cut the artists hair. No limitations were imposed on participants. The performance toys with the limits of audience agency; upon entering the liminal space the participant turns co-performer and complicit actor in the artists transformation. Participants segregated themselves between cutters, watchers & demonstrators. The hair cuttings were finally ingested & disolved.
Studsning references the role of the gardener, trimming and pruning their plants to support sustainable growth. Gardening simultaneously becomes care work & tool for transformation.
Exhibited at 8000 Sounds, curated by P224 & MUX