a snake in the house means the family will never want
Installation of silver tarpaulin pond, live plants, water pump system, tree made of found branches, real mandarins & burning agarwood incense;
Costuming: vest & mask made with freehand embroidery & high-visibility thread;
Live sound & movement performance, 20 min
'A snake in the house means the family will never want' was an immersive performance & installation commissioned for Deptford X Festival 2021.
During the exhibition, audience members were invited to partake in the on-going ritual of the work by burning agarwood incense at the installation site & taking a mandarin from the tree before leaving the space.
10 June 2022: Resolution Festival, The Place (London)
9-18 July 2021: Have you eaten yet?, Deptford X Festival Curated Programme (London)
Image credits: Phoenix Tanner