Laura Murphy's performance reveals opposites in a passionate, witty, yet uncompromising way that provoke reflection. It addresses a subject area that continues to be a socially contested arena: the female-read body. With subtle humour, Laura uses personal, historical and social contexts to show the images and expectations with which women* and their bodies are occupied. In the acrobatic performance, the vertical rope is the most important counterpart to share very personal experiences and scientific debate - for example from the written doctoral thesis in this field. Thus, the female-read body is up for debate from the point of view of queer discourses and feminisms, taking up and deconstructing dominant social role models.
The circus investigators Mirjam Hildbrand and Bauke Lievens invite Laura Murphy for a chat.