by Carole Luby and Sally Madge
This powerful performance involved the artists repeatedly pouring soured cream and berry juice through two large suspended sieves whilst attempting to capture the vestiges into buckets, jugs and other containers. They then moved into another room where they served cream teas to the audience. Milk and fruit were used as symbolic substances to convey notions of nurturance and excess, repetition and hardship in labour, rites of passage and the passing of time.
Their performance used a language relevant to domesticity but also explored a surreal world of desire and dreams. They managed to combine pathos and humour in an edgy dialogue between abjection and sublimation, exploring codes and conventions of gender, sexuality, age and domesticity.
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