EAT THE CAKE
Eat the Cake is a semi-autobiographical performance that draws inspiration from Roxanne’s teenage idols, the romanticising of violence in sex and loneliness.
You are invited to a young girl’s garage party. This performance is a provocation asking questions regarding teenage development, empowerment, paedophilia and our own ethics. The Internet’s audience demographic is becoming worryingly younger. Children as young as 12 are immersing themselves into an adult world of social media, thus becoming the new targets of advertising.
Roxanne takes you on an intimate journey as she reflects on her teenage years, proves that she’s still ‘got it’ but in no way wants to be objectified.
CARNEY'S POP-UP SARNIE
In association with The ShowRoom’s Showcase 2014, Carney's Pop Up Sarnie was a durational performative café serving food in exchange for performative tasks the customers would have to complete.
Based on the word, ‘hospitality’ deriving from the word ‘hostile’, specialised themes were installed for the guests to abide by, such as; social media hour, rhyming hour and sadness hour.
This piece was performed on 26th April 2014 with special guests, Emily Brooks, Charlotte Cosgrove, Jessica Howard and Emma Pike. This was made with the support of the University of Chichester.
YOU CAN HAVE AMBITION, BUT NOT TOO MUCH
Girls, you can have an ironing board to play with, and boys you can have race cars.
Lovissa and Sasha want to play with the ironing board, and the teapot and the dollies. Georgia doesn’t. She wants to play with the race car, the hammer and mud. She also wants to become an astronaut. As toy distributors still separate girls and boys toys, this piece questions the life style choices that are available to young girls as they grow.
Taking inspiration from Toy Story, Moondust and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's TED Talk We Should All Be Feminists, this piece discusses the preparation and position of young girls in our current pop cultured society. This piece questions the stigma of choice that women make, whether they are a mother or have a career and demonstrates if both can be done.
This was a collaborative piece that was directed by Roxanne Carney, assisted by Lissie Carlile and performed by Georgia Dingle, Sasha Ridge and Lovissa Webber. This was made with the support of the University of Chichester.
Be part of My Hero, a workshop that helps you figure it out. Here you can find your special power, recruit your sidekick, pose for your own newspaper article, design your costume and pledge an allegiance to become part of an ever growing community of real-life-super-heroes!
This workshop is accessible to all ages in the following grouped categories; 6-10 year olds, 11-13 year olds, 14-16 year olds and adults ages 17 and above.