First performed: November 1994, University of Winnipeg Students Association, Winnipeg, Manitoba
An off-the-shoulder evening dress could be the icon when it comes to advanced, “proper” woman. Nonetheless, into the slim Skin of Normal formal wear is developed away from Saran Wrap, pierced with outward pointing, 4″ roofing finger finger nails. The costume sources that tome of enforced femininity, “The Total Woman”, which encouraged ladies associated with seventies that to help keep their wedding alive, they should greet their husbands, showing up house from a difficult days work, during the home, using just wrap that is cling. The nails that are long both this notion therefore the area of this apparel, and encourage the performance text that angrily and ironically confronts the absurdity of sex part definitions.
“2000 several years of patriarchy have actuallyn’t dampened my feeling of design. Whenever I have dressed up in the morning, I’m doing significantly more than covering only a little initial sin. ”
The Dress: cling wrap, roofing finger finger nails, packing tape, zipper
Duration: ten full minutes
First done: 1993, West End Cultural Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba october
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