August 24, 2005
A solo performance for an audience of one exploring the history of hysteria, sexuality, voyeurism and the hidden tensions of social interactions. Desire muses about the swoon and the lives of the hysteric women in the black and white photographic iconography of Salpêtrière asylum.
“I am a photograph. But I am also a camera and I see you out there in black and white.” Furse, Anna. "Augustine (Big Hysteria)" Harwood Academic Publishers, The Netherlands. 1997
This is the third of a trilogy of one-on- one performance's in collaboration with costume designer Nadia Malik and the set and prop design of Ottis Sturmey. This piece was premiered at the National Review of Live Art, Glasgow in February, 2005.
Costume by Nadia Malik
Calash designed by Ottis Sturmey
Photography by Debs Storey