PEEL, 2011, The SUBSTATION - performance and installation

Peel performance and installation makes use of knitting yarn and domestic objects that imply women's role in a traditional setting. Throughout history, female artists have often been pressured to abandon their careers in exchange for domestic life.

In Peel, the installation alludes to this domestic environment and rituals, addressing the issues of internal struggle and depression that women in such circumstances can face. They never cease to be artists. Here, accompanied by the sound of Eastern European folk melodies, the simple act of potato peeling becomes the art performance; a symbolic, meditative ritual for psychological release - peeling of the emotional layers in order to get to the core of our inner being.

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Tatjana Este is a participant artist in the City of Melbourne's Creative Spaces program - River Studios