Description/ Use: The "Entrail Labyrinth" is a costume piece developed to articulate visceral health and embodiment, with accompanying feelings of isolation, vulnerability, meditation, play, creation, birth, and connection. A textile woven labyrinth of "entrails" becomes a breastplate that is both protective and permeable. Through an opening at the navel, delicate strings of viscera roll out to become a community jump-rope (interactive with volunteer audience or cast members on stage) as well as a length to climb with power, exposure and responsibility. The piece ends in an aerial image called “Alienhead”, a relaxed seated posture with a beehive wrap concealing my face and visual merging with the lines made by the woven entrails of the costume.
Displayed and developed performatively within the context of "Circus Sessions", a creative incubator produced by Femmes de Feu and led by artist mentor Marie-Andree Robitaille at the Harbourfront Centre Theatre, Toronto, ON, as well as in residence at Philadelphia School of Circus Arts. 2018