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  1. "Futile experiments in mimesis", 2018, durational action. (Documentation stills from a video, with sound, 18 min).

    "Futile experiments in mimesis", 2018, durational action. (Documentation stills from a video, with sound, 18 min).

    "Futile experiments in mimesis", 2018, durational action. (Documentation stills from a video, with sound, 18 min).

    "Futile experiments in mimesis", 2018, durational action. (Documentation stills from a video, with sound, 18 min).

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      "Futile experiments in mimesis", 2018, durational action. (Documentation stills from a video, with sound, 18 min).

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    The performative action in the work addresses classical (mimetic) system of representation. It engages ritualized and mundane gestures (clasped arms, rocking motion) as repetition that is at once a reenactment and re-experiencing of a set of meanings already socially established. The action is an attempt to challenge the patriarchal representation, rooted in the writings of Aristotle and throughout Western philosophy, of a Mother and a Woman figure as a performative subject. 

    Futile experiments in mimesis posits a claim for a political and representational visibility in contemporary culture through an examination of text, embodiment and a notion of feminist mimesis to dislodge women from their prison-house of historical pain and contestation and to release the transgressive corporeality of the female performer.