Titillation plus post-show discussion

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Titillation is my attempt to celebrate the breastless, post-surgical, sexually desirable and desirous, confrontational, cancerous body. I am attempting to foreground my marked, scarred and scary body through a striptease where everything comes off – even my breasts. ‘Titillation’ is comprised of a series of revelations: I reveal who I think I am, I reveal who I think I was, I reveal who I thought I would be, I reveal my own desire, I reveal my body and I reveal
my scars. I never reveal my real eyelashes, the false ones are much better.

When I started the process of making this performance I wanted to look at the wider issues surrounding the body as a site of illness, not the life and death trials but the little things about cancer that make living with the marks of the disease a new, different, fascinating and challenging experience. In ‘Titillation’ I attempt to talk about my experiences of cancer while trying to
be both funny and sexy.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jun 2015
EventAssociation of Humanities Conference - Dartington Hall, Falmouth, United Kingdom
Duration: 23 Jun 201724 Jun 2017


ConferenceAssociation of Humanities Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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