The Foreigner - Unknown Unlabelled Unexpected

    Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsPerformance/exhibition


    The Foreigner is a durational live performance with an open-end (performing for as long as possible). The work centres on the migration question currently involving Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. The image of a motionless body hidden underneath a cloth comes from the images of dead migrants on the Italian and Greek coasts. We usually see those images through the media. What if those bodies were brought in the flesh in places that we cross every day? What if you were underneath the sheet?

    Video editing by D.B. Valentine

    Live performance:
    PAC-Performing Arts Centre, Monash University, AUS (2016). Duration: 5 hours.
    Durational live performance with an open-end (2.5 hours).
    Performed as part of PSi#24 Performance Studies International Conference at the Daegu Art Factory. 5th July 2018.
    Sponsorship: Monash University (AUS).

    This performance is part of a PhD thesis on performance art. The performance and this video have been produced with the support of the Theatre & Performance Centre and the Faculty of Arts at Monash University.

    Video Screening:
    IN-DIRETTA, Solo Exhibition, Fossano (IT), 2016. Curated by Atelier Kadalu and supported by the City of Fossano.
    Event titlePerformance Studies International Conference PSI#24: Performance as Network
    Event typeConference
    Conference number24
    LocationDaegu, Korea, SouthShow on map
    Degree of RecognitionInternational


    • foreigner
    • performance art
    • performance studies
    • Migration
    • Migration; mobility; translation; identity
    • public art
    • space and place studies
    • Audience Participation
    • Audience Reception