inVerse-body (established in 2018) was created by two female artists Katrina Leigh M. Raimann and Koko Li, both graduated BA Fine Art at Goldsmiths, University of London (2019). inVerse-body predominantly works with performance. Focusing on key themes which surround the paradoxic complexity of: the politics of feelings, love and pain. Rather than being corny or prescriptive the artists aim to preform an uncanny most honest truthful form. Subtly is most important in inVerse-body's performances, the artists use simple gestures and non-verbal body communication to an extreme metaphorical realm. Pushing the limits of their bodies and minds pulls the tension in-and-out between the performers and the audiences. Presenting a particularised body images of two coloured queer female bodies, the performance goes beyond particular emotions of the individuals and raises a community resonance of emotional catharsis and reflect on the interchanging level gaze, objectification and identity politics.
Untitled (Knots on Loom)2019
two female performers, head hair from both performers
duration: long durational
At a distance, two performers face each other plucking a strand of head hair from their own. Moving toward each other, knots the strands together. They knot more plucked hair to create one long strand, reaching the distance they first stood. Then the performers tie their own hair end of the combined hair to the other's body (on the waist,arm,thigh,ear,toe,etc). Walking slowly away from each other position their bodies to find the tension of the combined hair. This process is repeated pluck,knot,switch,pluck,knot,tie to the body,find the tension. Gradually synchronising the two bodies creates a twisted mirrored version of one another. With the growing combined hair, two bodies become the loom with the semi-invisible hair strings weaving. The ‘non-ending’ repetitive movement ‘slows down’ time and creates an uncanny poetic scene of two women deforming and stretching their ‘flesh’ to connect one another. When ones hair is completely engraved into the other’s body the performance ends.