Material: two bodies, early 20th century period suitcase, pins, bottled water, choral music, portable speaker.
Action: 30 minute reciprocal self flagellation for two bodies.
Inspired by a ritual known as Matam, which takes place in the Shiite ceremony of Ashura, PASSION/Flower transcends its origins, becoming an action that opens the body to a trance state of rhythm & ritual practice.
Exhibited in 2014 with support from MPA and University of Bristol.
Exhibited in 2015 with support from Latitude, Tempting Failure and Arts Council England.
Image: self portrait