THIS MORTAL HOUSE
5250 Bricks (20x10x5 cm)
150 bricks per layer of wall
175 cm height
110 cm passage between walls
Each brick requires 2 ½ minutes of work
218,75 brick per day
6 days a week, 8 hours a day
The performer will spend 24 days constructing her own labyrinth from the inside out.
Using the blueprint for Daedalus’ original Cretan labyrinth, as well the new forms of communication that will inevitably arise as her other senses are heightened, the blindfolded performer will excavate and physically map out the buried, imprisoned contents of her spirit.
As the labyrinth changes shapes and evolves in perpetual construction further entrapping the performer corporeally, and, as she endures, and navigates her self-imposed blindness, she seeks to escape her
self-imprisonment by openly manifesting it. In doing so, she, like Cleopatra, will take full responsibility for her freedom.