The little death is an expression often used to describe the feeling after orgasm; when the body and mind experience intense ecstasy, followed by brief unconsciousness. in the performance piece “Little Deaths”, Nina Claire places these powerful sensations in a broader context:
She examines her ecstasy in falling in love and submitting herself to another person with catastrophic consequences; Self-erasure and entrapment in a foreign country. Nina also explores the various difficulties of being a foreigner in the same country of which her ancestors came from and had to flee as a result of war and nationalism. Her escape and loss are echoed in the tragedy of her ancestors which took place almost a century ago. In the performance, Nina employs objects, images and her body to recompose and decompose her experience which has led to an ongoing process of emancipation and development of her art practice.
Venue: Ussher Fort, Accra, Ghana.
Exhibition: Chale Wote Street Art Festival, Pidgin Imaginarium, as part of perfocraZe International Artist Residency (pIAR).
Curated by: crazinisT artisT [Va-Bene Elikem Fiatsi]
Date: August 25th, 2019.
Duration: 3,5 hours.