‘Unsettled-Beautiful’ questions the notions of absence, presence, liveness, embodiment, gender and the Other; by merging the Real and Imagined through the use of metaphor and allusion.
Unsettled-Beautiful has been inspired by a recurring dream and the connection of that dream with treatment of suffrage prisoners. The video content is a staged mise-en-scène of a live performer in a continual state of physical, emotional and psychological bondage. Consequently, to amplify the emotive content, the structure of the video performance will take place within the rigid confines of a long static tableau camera shot.
Unsettled-Beautiful was commissioned by Madrid Festival of Contemporary Audio-Visual Arts (MADATAC) and has been part funded by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.