Article 2: How to Fold A Sheet, Cavan Theatre Festival, 2014

The performance was informed by research completed with a local women’s group, for which I received a Create Artist in the Community R&D Award. Situated in a small terraced townhouse, four female performers, performed four hours daily, over four days, in four spaces of the house, each performer affecting the other. The main activities were folding and unfolding sheets, watering mustard seeds, pouring sand and sweeping and gathering up the sand. I describe the performance as having two mechanisms, one set the folding and unfolding, the second set messing and cleaning up.