‘Peer Pleasure’

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‘Peer Pleasure’ – an intimate performance with mirrors.

Artistic Residency – O Rumo do Fumo, Espaço da Penha, Lisbon, Portugal 7th – 17th August 2018.
Hosting with the support of Câmara Municipal de Lisboa / Divisão de Acção Cultural / Direcção Municipal de Cultura

Informal presentation: 13 August at 6.30pm

Peer Pleasure – initial research and development with artistic collaboration and performance by Miguel Pereira.

The residency focused on how our personal narratives are constructed and their relationship to the public persona and identity. How free are the choices we make about our lives? How are public and private identities interconnected? How do governments, organisations and corporations use their power exploit our need for emotional and psychological fulfilment and pleasure? Do we brand ourselves to hide our pain? How do we circumnavigate our way out of a life mapped out for us?

To what extent do social media platforms, political and social propaganda and commercial advertising affect the decisions we make about our lives? How do they affect the lives of others


Further development impending.



TV and film culture.

‘Only Fools and Horses’

“You must have spent a third of your life looking in mirrors. My earliest recollection of you is standing in front of a mirror. Up until I was four I thought you was twins” Rodney speaking to Del as he gets ready to go out on a date.

Midnight Cowboy

Book by Leo Herlihy

“Joe could not resist using the mirror in his own peculiar way. He walked away from it, prepared his expression, his attitude, then spun around to surprise his image.”

“It occurred to him that he was doing some thinking without the aid of a mirror and he wondered if it wasn’t some kind of improvement.”

Found someone had edited together all the mirror sequences of one of my favourite films with one of my  favourite records.