A Fine Art student is set to appear alongside comedian Richard Herring as part of a London performance and noise art festival, and she has used her child’s milk teeth as inspiration for her own art piece performance. Masters student Natalie Ramus, 32, decided to explore the way her child’s teeth were formed inside her own body and she is set to perform to the Tempting Failure festival crowd at Hackney Showrooms on July 28th.
Natalie has called the piece Teeth (of) My Children and she spoke to Walesonline about the performance, saying that she is ‘fascinated with not only the unravelling body, but also the body as a system of processes and also production.’ She explained that her performance explores how the baby teeth are formed inside her own body and how they then grew inside her child’s body. Natalie added that she is ‘interested in exploring this material through performative action, which will hopefully raise a dialogue surrounding the materiality of the body and also the body as a site of creation.’
Natalie, who comes from Nelson, Caerphilly, is mum to four children aged between six and twelve. Her solo performance will be filmed so that it can be assessed as part of her master’s degree.