Honours Project, The VCA Stables, University of Melbourne
Recipient of the Rodger Davies Award for Excellence.
ONSIDE POUR WEST HONEY SPOON NO HANDS MOUTH OPEN
Offerings is an accumulative durational performance and installation articulated as a ritual-like game of dice. The work is a live task-based procedure where I use dice to generate and enact countless ‘offering scores’ throughout an allocated duration. The seven-word 'offering scores' combine attributes that are randomised across seven categories that traverse both the secular and non-secular. Here, the materials, substances and gestures seen in Hindu worshipping rituals, such as pūjā, are enfolded with the quotidian to incite offerings performed by my body, into a void.
Stimulated by randomisation, this chance-based work is an experimental practice of indeterminacy, play and disorientation. It attempts to commune with the porous haunt of embodied intra-cultural inscriptions, matter and entangled lineages—to reimagine what is given.