Bittersweet explores the paradoxical complexity of living with an invisible illness. In 2009 Canavan was diagnosed with M.E. The illness imposes a severe reduction in Canavan’s ability to cope with aspects of normal daily living and results in the artist feeling smothered by her own body while her mind is forced to stay still. In this slowly unfolding performance Canavan explores her feelings of being ‘left and lost’ and of her desire to leave those feelings behind, transforming, blossoming and realizing what can transcend. The relics of this ephemeral action will remain in the space as traces of life, love and hope. (Nicola Canavan)
Organisation: City of Women; In collaboration with: Škuc
Supported by: A Space for Live Art.