Geblinddoekt door het leven



Performance with tattoo needle and ink, textile

250x135x235 cm



Life is a performance. Aspects such as gender, class, culture, etc. all carry a degree of performativity with them. Then, what does it mean to call oneself a performance artist? With a needle, Winnie tattoos short pieces from her poems and philosophies onto her body using the handpoke technique. It is a performance that flows into daily life. A performance that will continue for life. With the same motion, the needle going in and out, she sews the same words in textile. It emulates the skin in which the performance has extended to a matter separate from the body and thereby creating a new body into space. What is inked on her skin also appears on textile.