About the Project

In Playing with Pirates I worked with the Pirates Junior Rugby team. In this performance we changed the rules of the game. I played the role of the ball. Throwing oneself into unfamiliar territory always involves risk. It asks of both performer and participant to engage in a shared space of play. For modern humans, this is a risky proposition, for there are no winners or losers in my rugby game. The outcome is the experience.

Thanks to Pirates Junior Rugby Club, Parkhurst, 2009
Duration: two hours.
Photographer: John Hodgekiss and the last photo: Ken Jerrard