A transformative performance concept that shifts in form - from child friendly roving performance to late night, adults only entertainment and gallery instalation experience. Drawing on mythology, both ancient and contemporary, the lines between species, gender and ownership are blurred. The work explores the value we place upon the body as both a trophy and as a commodity.

 

In 2015 James undertook a Stephen Cummins Bequest Residency at Performance Space, Sydney, to further develop this material under the mentorship of Sydney based artist Victoria Hunt.

TROPHY

Performence incarnations, developments and appearances have included:

 

DARK MOFO, Winter Feast, Supple Fox, Hobart, 2014

"Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil", Agt Cleave, Warbourton, 2014

Stephen Cummins Bequest, At PACT for Performance Space Mentored by Victoria Hunt, Sydney, 2015

"Wild At Heart", Unconcious Collective, Cradle Mountain, 2015

"Retro Futurismus", Maude and Anni Davey, Melbourne, 2015

"The Grounds Feast", Strut & Fret Production House, Sydney, 2015

FECK Art Opening, Melbourne, 2015

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Photography by Phil Kitt, Blacklist, DARK MOFO, 2015