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Lady Mohawk: Perhaps It'll Be the Death of Me

Installation 12pm - 8pm each day 4th-19th May (featuring a one off performance 6-12pm 18th May)
Shop 24 Metro West, 47 Paisley Street,
Footscray, VIC 3011


Lady Mohawk invites audiences to delve into the depths of an artist's life through her innovative performance piece set in an abandoned shop front in Footscray. Over the span of 24 hours, this immersive experience unveils a captivating snapshot of the artist's existence, transforming a neglected space into a life of an artist.


Through a blend of external and internal music projections, Lady Mohawk guides viewers on a journey through the highs and lows of an artistic life. Drawing from her dance background, she infuses movement with mundane tasks, highlighting the struggles and triumphs inherent in the artist's daily existence. Sparse props accentuate the artist's solitary existence against Footscray's urban backdrop.


This performance is a poignant reflection on the realities of an artist's life in Australia, particularly one that is living in their mid-life. This performance invites viewers to confront discomfort and challenge as they witness the relentless hustle, uncertainty, and financial strain intertwined with moments of beauty and freedom. Lady Mohawk peels back the layers of the artist's psyche, revealing the constant tug-of-war between passion and fear, introspection and exhibitionism.


The abandoned shop front serves as a poignant symbol of Footscray's shifting landscape, mirroring the growing number of neglected spaces and the dwindling opportunities for local artists. Through this performance, Lady Mohawk sheds light on the scarcity and worry plaguing the artistic community, while also celebrating the resilience and creativity that persist in the face of adversity.


As external and internal music projections guide the narrative, Lady Mohawk's interaction with the space becomes an intimate portrait of the challenges and beauty inherent in the artist's journey. From moments of gentle introspection to bold, expressive performances, the performance showcases the myriad contrasts that define the artist's life.


Overall, Lady Mohawk's performance is a powerful exploration of creativity, resilience, and the human experience. By inviting audiences to bear witness to the raw, unfiltered reality of the artist's journey, she creates a space for reflection, empathy, and understanding, ultimately bridging the gap between art and life in a mesmerizing and thought-provoking manner.


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