Pillow Talk, 2017
Live Performance, A pile of pillow cases, Lipstick, Two spot lights, A pillow, A mirror, Performer.
Duration. 40 mins
Arts Cabaret 15, Culture Night Ireland 2017.
JJ Harlows Bar,
Pillow Talk explores anxieties faced in day to day life, using language to emphasise the emotion connected with these anxieties. Using terms of time, the performer tots up how many hours in the day they have in order to fulfil all tasks. This repetitive nature of calculation creates an unease. The essence of mark making with the smeared lipstick signifies the presence of the emotion, a marking of the passage of time. The notion of pillow talk with oneself highlight the isolated feeling associated with anxiety.