Not My Tomorrow
Pernille Spence developed an installation in the town’s historic Corn Exchange building, which incorporated a durational performance based on personal accounts, texts and poetry from those who have experienced the loss of freedom and influence over their own fate through circumstances beyond their control. The performance was repeated continuously throughout both weekends of the festival. Restrictions were placed on the performer causing the pace of the performance to change as exhaustion set in. Visitors were led blindfolded to the room where the performance took place, before festival volunteers removed their masks. Pernille’s work often explores a visual dialogue between the human body, movement and space and the body’s physical/psychological limits and constraints within these parameters.