Pain and I

Research output: Performances, compositions and other non-textual formsPerformance



Pain and I was presented at Tramway with The Work Room. A work-in-progress sharing to gain audience feedback before presenting Pain and I at Platform as part of Take Me Somewhere international festival of contemporary Performance.

'I am trying to listen to you,
To get to know you,
To mark and honour you,
To see what you have to say
And let you take centre stage.'

Pain and I is a meditative, playful and bold exploration into living with chronic pain.

I have lived with chronic back pain for 18 years, and have largely related to my pain as a barrier to my life and work. For this performance I turn towards my pain as a creative collaborator, exploring it as an unwanted life partner and intimate companion. Through experimental movement and text, Pain and I acknowledges the hardships and celebrates the richness and complexities of chronic pain experience.

Contains nudity.


Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished or Performed - 2020