8 – 23 August, 2014
In Classical Mythology, Sisyphus was punished by the gods for his trickery and impudence; compelled for all eternity to roll a giant boulder to the top of a mountain, only for it then to roll back down for him to start again. This struggle is used by Kelly McDowell as a model for a series of performances in her Mezzanine residency Sisyphus Loop. Over two weeks, Kelly will experiment with repetition, endurance and failure as modes of praxis, in an open ended interrogation of particular states of being. The work will continue her exploration of identity, positioning the body as a site of both resistance and compliance.