The Other Room is a live performance that presents a relentless struggle and a failure to perform. A half-horse half-human figure attempts to stand up and perform a tap dance for the audience. The floor is coated with a slippery fluid that makes it difficult for the horse girl to stand. She tries to perform the tap dance but the floor is so slippery that she repeatedly falls, always returning back to the beginning, never able to complete the performance.
The Other Room has been presented in theatre spaces as a 30-minute piece and in gallery spaces as a 2-hour durational performance. The performance was originally commissioned by the Foundation for Women’s Art to be presented at The Uncanny Tales exhibition that featured the artists Paula Rego, Ana Maria Pacheco, Marcelle Hanselaar and Oona Grimes. The work has been presented at FEM 09, an international festival of performance art that showcases female artists work, the Barbican Art Gallery, as part of the Surreal House exhibition, The City of Women Contemporary Arts Festival in Slovenia and Istantanee Performance Festival in Rome.
(please note that the soundtrack used in this video is not used in the performance and was only used for this specific performance for camera recording)
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