Nadia Markiewicz
Mysterioso video-performance 2021 for Starak Family Foundation NOW project The perception of extraordinary bodies has historically changed - equated with divine punishment, mystery, or displayed for entertainment. In an attempt to reclaim showmanship, I turn to magic shows. I perform one of the oldest and most popular illusionist tricks, sawing-a-woman-in-half, on myself. This puzzling dismemberment of the body becomes the common ground for the themes of disability, entertainment and time. In the absence of a magician and the invisibility of a large part of my body, I touch upon the illusionist skill of passing and my subjectivity as nobody's assistant.