Bathe Here Anya Wigdel-Bowcott
It can be carried, thrown, balanced, bit into, stacked, rolled, kicked and slid across the room.
This live performance is a collaboration between female bodies and bars of soap. This is an action-based exploration of releasing our bodies and this particular object from their conventional meanings to create new images and situations that empower us. Playfully performed repetitive actions exhaust our female bodies that work simultaneously to exhaust the possibilities and complexities of our chosen material, soap.
About the Artist
Anya Wigdel-Bowcott is a Glasgow-based artist who makes performance and video work. Anya is concerned with the autonomy of materials, objects and bodies. Anya builds and performs visceral live moving images which are inherently feminist, playful and powerful. At first sight her work appears humorous and casual: but this humour is a device used to draw the viewer into Anya’s world, in which she confronts deeper themes, questions and concepts. Anya believes in the power of art to make her audience think about the world we are living in, and to question how we perceive reality.