Som Chai meets my family & friends
I am so excited that Som Chai is now in Oz and has been granted a partner visa.
He's met my family and friends, and even come along to Uni with me.
It is wonderful having him here with me - no more lonely nights or awkward outings on my own!
I can throw my wish list in the fire now because he fulfils all my dreams. I am so proud of him - he is charismatic, generous and kind, and he is also Budhist and a meditator!
I wondered whether there was a difference between art made by a human and art made by a machine? So I made a fan that painted, and I became a painting human fan.
Conclusion: there was no difference.
Just an Ordinary Peasant is based on my uncle’s experience as an inmate at Treblinka extermination camp in 1944. His memoir recounts that while being forced to carry corpses from the gas chambers to an open-air pyre, he was handed a sack which held little children who were still alive. The guard commanded the sack be thrown into the fire. The woman I play in Just an Ordinary Peasant is a hybrid character created from the memoirs of my uncle, my parents and my own research. She sings and dances and also throws a sack of babies into the fire. This piece explores my own biases as well as questions the culpability of ‘ordinary people’ who were accomplices to the atrocities carried out during the Third Reich.
My Perfect Man
My Man at a Hippy Festival
Confest, New South Wales
Som's camping with the step-kids, Gil and Yasmin
A quiet meditation...
Practising our yoga positions
Jamming with step-son, Gil
Som and step-daughter, Yasmin, hanging out
The circumcision by nurse Beth
Som chai’s new friend. Yasmin’s concerned.
My turn to pamper my man
The boys: warming their private parts
Oh oh, competition
Som’s t-shirt reads: ‘I used to hate the wank Until I became the wank.’
Som’s not sure about this new friend
Meeting up with like-minded people
The Healing Group
Som giving out his healing energies
Group hug - Som can’t breathe
Som receiving healing and trying to avoid an erection
A healing hug - Gil in background
Yasmin and Gil playing