This recent work lays to rest the woman who ‘has it all’, in an homage to Kathie Amatniek’s “Funeral Oration For The Burial of Traditional Womanhood”, which was written for the first protest of the women’s liberation movement in 1968.
In this parodic performance, I play the newly appointed UK Secretary of State for Education, Nicky Morgan, defending her educational policies to an audience gathered to celebrate the demise of her predecessor Michael Gove.
In this parodic speech as former UK Cultural Secretary Maria Miller, I argue that the arts must make an economic case. If that fails to convince the audience, then my fabulous dance routine should force them to empty their pockets.
By invitation of Bob and Roberta Smith I participated in the Art Party Conference, a dizzying event to advocate art to the UK government. This entailed boarding a bus at 4.45am…
By invitation of Bob and Roberta Smith I participated in The Art Party Conference, a dizzying event to advocate art in schools to the UK government. This durational, special edition of The O Show entails interviews with the participating artists Richard Wentworth, Patrick Coyle, Sylvia Ziranek and many more.
‘How much has TV influenced our desires?’ This was the question at the heart of my performance in response to the ICA’s exhibition Remote Control, which surveys the impact that television has had upon contemporary culture. As part of their series … Continue reading Remote Control
Rachel Mars and Mekella Broomberg invited me to participate in Bat Mitzvah’s Revisited, a spoken word event in celebration of International Women’s Day. I was one of ten “brilliant women” from different generations who were invited to deliver our bat-mitzvah … Continue reading Bat Mitzvahs Revisited
For Bob & Roberta Smith’s event Women Should Be in Charge at the ICA on 20 May 2011, I performed a series of iconic moments from feminist history. Wearing a Sarah Palin mask and Ms. Alaska sash, I walked on … Continue reading The Impenetrable Power of The Phallic Matron
The Do It All Dating Game, hosted by John Kilduff (a.k.a. Mr Let’s Paint) and his doting assistant, Oriana Fox. It’s just like The Dating Game and Blind Date, but updated to suit our frenzied, 21st century lifestyles! Available bachelors … Continue reading The Do It All Dating Game
I took a trip out to Los Angeles to guest star in three episodes of Let’s Paint TV. We exercised, painted and cooked an English breakfast, bombay potatoes and trifle.
Science has caught up with love! Inspired by the internationally acclaimed writer, motivational speaker and corporate trainer Leil Lowndes, I delivered an instructional lecture to a crowd of lonely hearts that had gathered in a derelict building in Camberwell, organised … Continue reading How To Make Anyone Fall In Love With You
I am a living archive; I find it much easier to speak in quotations and to move my body within the confines of popular choreography or to recreate images and gestures I have seen before. However, to re-enact my own … Continue reading Tableaux Vivants for One
Before I became a performance artist I was shy and introverted; I went around dressed as if I was invisible. I sat behind my sewing machine or my easel and I made my art as an inner exploration, taking what … Continue reading Performance Art Can Change Your Life For The Better
I was invited by Magdalena Suryani to perform at China Gorilla’s Intergalactic club night held at the Bloomsbury Ballroom which featured live art around a futuristic theme. My original plan was to do something involving dance, but because of an … Continue reading A Portrait of the Artist as an Old Cunt
This performance took place at the Temporary Autonomous Art Festival in Hackney Wick. I wrote the following text as a press release for a blogger who didn’t end up writing about the work: Oriana Fox had been suffering from low self-esteem since puberty. Throughout … Continue reading The Ultimate Multitasking Challenge
I’d obviously impressed Mr. Let’s Paint with my paintings of avocados and portabello mushrooms, so he invited me back for yet another appearance on his live web tv show. Somehow, despite hardly saying a word while the show was on … Continue reading I am Mr. Let’s Paint
For my second day on Let’s Paint TV John broadcast the show live from his back yard where we attempted to run on treadmills, paint, barbeque and play badminton all at the same time. Unfortunately, we were besieged by electrical … Continue reading Lets Paint, Bbq and Play Badminton TV
After performing my homage to John Kilduff (a.k.a. Mr. Let’s Paint) by exercising, cooking pancakes and painting a male burlesque dancer as he stripped, I plucked up the courage to write to the man himself. I was positively chuffed when … Continue reading Special Guest on Let’s Paint TV