Eat Dirt is a series of performance based works that act out common idioms in the English language. Through their literal translation and performance, parallels are drawn with the figurative experience of the phrase with the intention of highlighting and intensifying its cultural significance and meaning. At times pathetic and sentimental, these works expose the tragic and comic within everyday life while questioning the logic of societal norms.
Using the body as an instrument, these performances make visible highly subjective and abstract psychological experiences. Slapstick humour is used as a vehicle in these some times challenging and ridiculous actions which reflect on the tragic and inexpressible aspects of the human condition. They also investigate and question the destructive aspects of both human behaviour and current dominant ideologies. Ultimately Eat Dirt is a reflection on life’s multiplicity and paradoxes and symbolizes the often futile search for meaning in an unreasonable and absurd world.