A series of attempts to take up space [working title]
Jennifer Jackson with Nickie Miles-Wildin and Kat Joyce
Circus, Dance, Theatre, Walkabout
About A series of attempts to take up space
A series of attempts to take up space [working title] is a playful and surreal outdoor show where a group of women will make increasingly bigger attempts at being visible in public spaces.
In a playful escalation of how our brains associate size/space with status and power, there will be wigs, shoulder pads, womanspreading, high heels, stilts, humongous dresses, wheelchairs rigged to fly and cherry pickers to take their women to Godzilla status. What starts with a single performer, will grow and grow, and in turn, the women will grow and grow, until they are so big we cannot ignore them. It is a playful examination of the intersection between disability and gender.
During the pandemic, the visibility/invisibility of certain bodies has been exaggerated and the digital body has emerged. Women continue to fight for space digitally, physically, aurally, and in recorded history. As the world opened up, disabled and shielding people have had to remain indoors for their “safety”. What we are witnessing is an erasure of these individuals from our society.
The work falls under the larger body of work Take Space, which includes the works Endurance, WRESTLELADSWRESTLE and Thank Heaven for Little Grrrls, for which she received a Jerwood Live Work Award.
About Jennifer Jackson, Nickie Miles Wildin and Kat Joyce
A series of attempts to take up space [working title] is supported by Without Walls.