OPAF5_Becky O’Brien

Becky O’Brien (London, UK): Copy Resistance
  • duration 15 min
  • Watch: 10th August 2017 at 7 pm UTC

DESCRIPTION: Copy Resistance uses tyres and inner tubes as materiality for the performer. I work with both paper and tyres as objects to stack and destroy throughout the performance.

BIO: Originally from Ireland, I am a London based choreographer and dance artist. My work various from body based performance art to choreographed dance work. I explore themes of gender, identity and sexuality, with a queer/feminist approach. I use of my body as a political force to question the construction of my own identity and where my female body lies in relation to art and to society. I am interested in creating work for new online communities and the possibilities of real-time technology and social media together with live physical performance. My work on cam sites has explored using the internet as a medium, not only to perform to new audience’s but also to create work that allows these online cultures, and the new languages, sexualities and humour that developes online, to become performative themselves. I am interested in exploring the public in private, and private in public, focusing on how the internet is changing the way we interact socially and sexually with others, and how it effects our innate desire. I am a member of CUNTemporary collective (Arts, Feminism, Queer), where I am head editor of a monthly newsletter documenting various queer and feminist events across London, as well as helping to produce our regular trash performance art nights and conferences. In 2016 I was granted a residency at The Island art space in Bristol to develop work on Chat Room. Also through this work I spoke as a panelist for Putting in a Good Performance, The Ethics of Presenting Sex for a Live Audience at Camden People’s Theatre. I have recently completed a BA (Hons) in Contemporary Dance from Trinity Laban Conservatiore of Music and Dance, before that studying in Kingston University and Dublin. ARTIST WEBSITE