THE SPILL FESTIVAL OF PERFORMANCE IS AN INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF LIVE ART, ACTIVISM AND PERFORMANCE PRESENTING THE WORK OF EXCEPTIONAL ARTISTS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE.
THIS ACTION BASED WORK EMPLOYS – PHYSICAL ENDURANCE / HARSH MEDITATION / COMPLEX SONICS / RED FOCUS / WOUND / RECOVERY / REPETITION / VOLUME / LIGHT / NOISE
I CHOOSE THE BODY AS THE SITE / THE PLAYGROUND / THE VENUE / THE TOOL / THE BATTLEGROUND. THE CONFRONTATION I SEEK BASIC, STARK – TO BE OR NOT TO BE. I VEER WILDLY THROUGH THE DAYS – AT ONCE IMPELLED TO LIVE YET DESTINED TO DIE. I CREATE AND OFFER MY ATTEMPT TO RECONCILE THE EXTRAORDINARY VIOLENCE AND RHYTHM OF LIFE – WHAT USE AMID THIS, OH ME, OH LIFE? THIS – MY GUN AND MY WHITE FLAG. I SURRENDER MY NEED TO UNDERSTAND THE GROUND I WORSHIP AS I SCUTTLE ACROSS. THE SUN CONTINUES TO RISE SO I MUST TOO.
FK Alexander is a Glasgow based Artist whose action based performance work is concerned with issues of wound, recovery, aggressive healing, radical wellness, and noise music. Her work frequently puts her body and voice at the centre of ritualised, action and sonic based durational work. She is in ongoing collaborations with Thomas John Bacon, Nicola Canavan, Sarah Glass, Lea Cummings, P6 and Iain Findlay-Walsh. She has previously been supported by Creative Scotland and Buzzcut / Jerwood Charitable Foundation.
Part of the SPILL Showcase supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation
Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England
Mentored by Lydia Lunch