Princess Claybank

Princess, Claybank (2006)

Performance. Claybank, SK. Durational (1 day). 

Princess was conceived in a cold-storage dugout at Claybank Brick Plant Historic Site, SK. I was exploring the site for an upcoming performance festival, ‘Crossfirings: Mama Wetotan.’ When I stepped into the dugout I had a clear vision of a dead woman tangled in webs and stuck in the corner. It was about the time of the trial for serial murderer, Robert Pickton. A woman who worked on Pickton’s farm (Lynn Ellingson) testified to having found a woman hanging on a meat hook in one of the barns. These two gruesome images combined in my imagination and Princess came to be. The performance of Princess at Claybank was the first public apparition of Princess.