‘Who are you and what have you done with my wife’
A ten minute filmed performance piece of varying interactions with a glass dolls house. Exploring women ‘s complex relationships with the home and domestic roles, also with body image .
A quote from Germaine Greer was one of my inspirations for the piece
‘The perfect face , the perfect breasts, the perfect home, all women strive for perfection –in search of perfection are we loosing a grasp on reality ‘-The Whole Woman 2002.
Another big inspiration was taking part in Nic Green’s Trilogy in 2009 and 2010.
The piece has a personal dimension and is also based on responses of women I have interviewed .
The work uses pretense, tension, aggression, parody, sacrifice, transgression ,abjection and nakedness .
This work was made in collaboration with Jane Allanach BA Performance and Bob Lawson MA Fine Art , and is a real departure for me into performance. I am keen to show the work at RRF, to provoke discussion, and develop future work.
Julia Williams is a glass artist , and student at The National Glass Centre Sunderland and an Occupational Therapist .