How might an artist make a performative claim to space in Melbourne city using playful guerrilla theatre style incursions that explore and respond to the space of the city?
I am making a performative claim to space in Melbourne city through a series of playful and humorous incursions which attempt to resist and protest representations of space in the city and ultimately shift the public imaginary. I have done this by creating and embodying a series of fictitious characters that have been inserted into public space. Each character investigates and responds to a specific issue of spatial politics within the city. In understanding that public space is a contested site that is continually being produced, the embodiment of public space creates an opportunity to reclaim space and therefore reclaim power.