Constructing Performance: Missing screws
A while ago I passed a billboard poster proclaiming: "We will come and do your D.I.Y. for you!" And in moments of stillness, this advertisement reappears, uninvited, in my brain, and I consider the confusing proposal of hiring someone else to do Do It Yourself. My house is in a constant flux of D.I.Y. projects at various stages, a growing condition over the eight years I have lived there. These projects generally fall into three categories: 1. Completed (but not quite to specifications) 2. Not-quite-completed (but getting used to) 3. To-be-started at some-point-soon Predominantly my D.I.Y. determination is driven by the desire to both prove my womanhood and save money. But as someone who learns on the job, I have also identified an attraction to the exhilarating and demoralising experience of un-planned construction.
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Citation : Garton, R. and Rippel, I. (2016) Constructing Performance: Missing screws. The Drawing Board, [Online].
Research Institute : Institute of Drama, Dance and Performance Studies
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