Charlie Rawson is a movement artist-researcher based in Bristol. She holds a BA (Hons) in Fine Art and a BA (Hons) in Geography and International Relations. Working between bodies and space, her practise looks at the live manifestations of identity through our everyday choreography. She has proposed the following instructions drawing from her experience walking long distances, commuting, remapping cities and making art with her local and global community.
What does it mean to be a dangerous woman?
Click on images.
Faces, skin, smiles, long hair, make-up – these are discursive mobile identities that are not Woman, but are woman; women to be dated, employed, liked, disliked, envied, admired, ignored, desired.
Woman – you or not you?
Witness being (a Woman) in every state.
Embody this being from within.
Whether this is through tying a shoelace, drinking room temperature water, writing a facebook update, popping a blister, cleaning a window, sneezing loudly or signing your name.
The danger is in not seeking yourself through your sensations but accepting the prescribed images from without – without question.
Take this tone into the community, into your everyday. Commute with yourself, work with yourself, sit with yourself, sleep with yourself.
able or likely to cause harm or injury.
“a dangerous animal”
synonyms: menacing, threatening, treacherous;
Likely to cause problems or to have adverse consequences.
“it is dangerous to convict on his evidence”
synonyms: hazardous, perilous, risky, high-risk, fraught with danger, unsafe, uncertain, unpredictable, precarious, insecure, exposed, vulnerable, touch-and-go, chancy, tricky, treacherous;
(Google Search ‘Dangerous Definition’ 24 June 2016)
To threaten and put at risk the safe perception of woman, where safe can be equated to impotency and this danger refers to the fear of change.
Be potent: Listen to your body, move, don’t move. Acknowledge your physicality and use it, or not.
Sit until you are bored.
Sit for longer than is comfortable.