Cooke Latham Gallery: Performance and Breakfast In-conversation
Cooke Latham Gallery presents Lisa-Marie Harris's performance 'Cover Yourself'. The performance will be followed by a breakfast 'In Conversation' with the artist.
'Cover Yourself ' is a sculptural performance work set to the sound of calypso, soca and an audio narrative recorded by Lisa-Marie Harris, in which the artist interacts with and activates the sculptures included in her exhibition 'RESPONSES (To Things I've Been Told About My Body)'. Mounted in response to the often-contradictory rebuffs and slurs the artist first received during her pre-pubescent childhood in Trinidad – attacks which persisted to her present state as a mother in London – the performance confronts the agentic denials that underpin the hyper-vigilant, intergenerational monitoring of women’s bodies by men and women alike.