Hot Soak Liberties, Collyer Bristow + The Exchange, Cornwall, 2016 [documentation]; El Palomar, Barcelona, Spain, 2014; Performatorium, Regina, Canada, 2012; Tract, Newlyn Art Gallery + Art Surgery, Cornwall, 2006; home, London, 2005
The audience enter a bathroom alone to find me in the half-filled bath clothed in a red sequinned dress, which seeps its dye gradually into the water. I place an ice cube in the visitor’s hand and position it in such a way that the cube will melt directly into my mouth for five minutes. I then spit the water into the bath, dry the visitor’s hands, and await the next person. Hot Soak is a one-to-one performance where the audience become co-creators of the work through material and physical exchange. Without them the work cannot exist.