Aus.cul.ta.tion. This piece was created for Compass at Ayscoughfee Hall in Spalding beaconartproject.org/projects/compass-dates/.
The Performance event was curated by Amanda Coogan, http://www.amandacoogan.com/
The dictionary definition of the word AUS.CUL.TA.TION defines it in general terms as the act of listening and in a medical context the use of a stethoscope to monitor sounds within the body. Joana Cifre-Cerda listens to her own body with a stethoscope. She is the only one who can hear the sounds from within whilst the viewer witnesses the time and care taken to perform this intimate act. We are reminded that taking time and space to listen to one's own body and needs is not an easy task and requires strength.