An Autopsy of a Mother, a Bear and a Fridge

Solo - work in development.

Emerging out of an R&D in Spring 2023, this work is intended as a sister piece to ‘Yesterday I Was Extinct’

Through movement, voice and text, this vital new work, brings together a hot feminist rage with cold scientific brutality. A mother, a bear and a fridge initially appear as unconnected objects creating an absurd and humorous performative frame. Interrogating them through the lens of an autopsy Deborah weaves personal, scientific, political and ecological connections between them. The work ranges between cold clinical dissection, warm openness and hot rage. It reveals the intersectionality between patriarchal systems, capitalist consumerism and the climate crisis.

Please see a short excerpt from the work here, Filmed by Pete Telfer and Culture Colony.

In an immersive environment this will be an intimate work that draws an audience into a web of interconnectivity. Alongside the performance, and in collaboration with presenting partners a program of activity will be curated, alongside the performance, to activate the space i.e. discussion events / social events / workshops etc.

Deborah is actively seeking partners to support the development and presentation of this work in 2024/25. We are looking for residency opportunities, commissions/co-commissions, funders and presenting partners. Get in touch for more info or if you think we could work together.