A Performer Forges, created and performed by Kirsten Schnittker, investigates a self-conscious state of performance exploiting performative tendencies. The solo stares out, stirs, tip-toes, and pauses, the space is democratized, intimacy is demystified. Form, purpose, and identity are imperfectly adorned onto the body. Internal presence becomes external thought communicated through the work of gaze, as the performer searches for an arrival at the foot of her spectator as something new.
This solo performance is part of the process of research for Kirsten's major project in 2017, New Performer.