Eggs are for me quirky objects and traditionally a symbol of life. In this performance I consider my relationship with... Read More
Eggs are for me quirky objects and traditionally a symbol of life. In this performance I consider my relationship with age, life and culture. Standing in a large paella pan and wearing a business suit, I break eggs, equivalent in number to my age in years, one-by-one onto the top of my head. This takes place over the duration of 1 hour. As the eggs run down my face their smell increases and I become dishevelled, uncertain, impoverished.
The title refers to sometimes feeling under the influence of certain aesthetics and customs that have Asian origins, it is a process of my own cultural adaptation throughout my life. The title is also in direct reference to Singaporean performance artist Lee Wen’s Journey of a Yellow Man series, in which he painted himself yellow to emphasise his outward identity. (Lee died of Parkinsons Disease this year). Counting eggs, like counting years, fertility (or declining virility), a symbol of life and ceremony in many traditions including in my own Jewish culture.
Main image: Performer : Alan Schacher
Photographer: Vsevolod Vlaskine
Date: 15-16 Jul 2017
Event: Platform 2017
Venue: Articulate Project Space, Sydney, Australia