Icy intimacy / interview w/ Amy Rosa

Tiu Makonnen

In Amy Rosa’s three-hour durational show, There Is A Silence, set in Glasgow University’s Chapel, she lay on a bed of ice as it slowly melted beneath her. It was performed at Take Me Somewhere, a festival that celebrates intimacy and experimentation, and that now, in lockdown, I long for. The show was part of her work as the recipient of the Adrian Howells Award. The next day, we chatted in a slightly warmer setting about the piece, her life with chronic pain, and the delicate nature of performance art.

Read it on The Guardian here.


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