The Sac (2018), video 8'00
The steep ramps, sloped half-pipes and uneven surfaces of a skate-park are used as a crooked stage to think about disorientation and feelings of being unbalanced. Sandra, the overlooked figure of a ‘bag lady’ — a homeless woman who carries all of her belongings around with her in a number of bags, makes her way through the empty space. The character reflects on positioning; an internal monologue that meanders unexpectedly and indirectly through a number of topics (social status, past experiences, the symbolic, capitalism and psychological compulsion). She makes a case for her large collection of empty plastic bags, revealing to us a familiar and warped logic made up of desire, repetition and fear.
Produced during the 24 hour artist residency at Spit & Sawdust, Cardiff