Claire Zakiewicz's site-specific performance, Boudicca’s Daughters at Aldeburgh Beach Lookout, UK.
From August 30 - September 3, 2023 Zakiewicz staged a compelling re-imagining of the story of Boudicca, her daughters and their fight for justice in the local Aldeburgh area two thousand years ago. Incorporating gestural mark making and the process of automatic drawing, Zakiewicz's large-scale performance painting embodies the theme of the flow of time, drawing on the sketches Zakiewicz produced in her first residency at Aldeburgh in 2019.
Similar to her 2022 performance Tinteretto’s Daughter, when sheused the Jungian process of Active Imagination, Zakiewicz will converse with Boudicca and her daughters whilst painting blindfolded to create a powerful and transformative installation and series of events. Her dialogues with local women whilst painting their (oil) portraits will be key to this new body of work and how she contextualises Boudicca and her daughters.