It seemed appropriate that Alice Gale-Feeny was the first person to collaborate with me on the People Of Performance Art project, as it was at a performance of her HairWashCarWash that I thought of the idea. HairWashCarWash examined in detail two examples of where dirt is removed from a surface.
On the day of the shoot, we first discussed themes and ideas in a café then moved on to Alice’s studio. Although we could have done the shoot anywhere, we ended up using some lovely old spaces in One Thoresby Street, which is where Alice’s studio is, in Nottingham. And the themes; some we couldn’t work out how to present in a photograph, others evolved from our discussion of Alice’s ideas. I’ll leave it to the viewer to interpret the themes.
First, a portrait.