Friday, 27 April 2012


Cuckoon is a performative video/sound installation by artists Kate Buckley, Ross Oliver and Joana Cifre Cerda.
Animals isolate themselves in order to metamorphose, and we too need periods of isolation and separation to allow for growth and transformation. Sometimes the retreat maybe misinterpreted as mental breakdown yet what results is often the reverse. The act of emergence may be a slow and arduous process as one struggles to breakthrough to subsequent life stages.

In this performance the human is trapped within a cocoon like structure made from sheets of nori seaweed; gradually she licks and chews her way through the wall of the enclosure, consuming the barrier between her and the world. 

The viewer witnesses the emergence remotely via live feed video transmission, much as a biologist would.

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