Hayley Newman - The Mermaid
  Year :   2005
  Location :   England
  Worktype :   Performance
  Materials:   -
  Info :   Variety, De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill and The Mildmay Club, London, 12 November 2005





 
  Work Details  
  The Mermaid was made in collaboration with writer/artist Sally O’Reilly and performed at Cabaret Melancholique in November and December 2005. In the 1980s women’s magazines advised taking ‘the pencil test’ – a way for us to see if our breasts were saggy. In this version of this test we used household objects such as a draining board, doormat, jugs and a clothes-basket to explore this phenomenon further.