Kick Your Heels…

Amy Sage

Thu 01 Nov 2012
Fri 02 Nov 2012
Sat 03 Nov 2012

Ipswich Art School Gallery

Photo by Dru Watts

Kick your heels / A woman is like a teabag she only knows her strength when put in hot water / Out of the frying pan and into the fire is a double screen projection consisting of three performances, Amy being the sole protagonist.

Amy’s projections act like a mental screen diffusing images, resembling how our dreams encroach on our consciousness. Infusing humorous and provocative qualities she explores how our unconscious can attribute to the condition of our behaviours.

Amy’s approach allows a fight/performance to move beyond documentation and into an intimate portrait of a woman’s struggle to overcome limitations, be they emotional, psychological or physical.

Performance is an integral part of Amy’s practice and she has just completed a BA (Hons) Fine Art degree at University Campus Suffolk. Exploring stereotypical metaphors about gender, Amy makes performances in response to a title, questioning the roles of gender and exploring physical and mental limits. Amy’s work encourages the viewer to examine our physical selves to be free of cultural and social taboos.