Employing dramatic re-enactment of spliced dialogue from classic films, Ponton’s performance Seen. Unsaid. veers to the edge of hysteria and back again. The performance is a tour de force blending aspects of personality with the highs and lows of emotional distance brought to life through Ponton’s physical presence.
Anita Ponton lives and works in London. Educated at Central St. Martins School of Art and Goldsmiths College, she is currently completing her doctorate in Fine Art. Trained as a painter/sculptor, she now works principally in performance, situating her body as site, as process and as object. Her work has been exhibited/performed internationally, including events and shows at the ICA London, the Venice Biennale and the Liljevalch Kunsthalle, Stockholm. She teaches at undergraduate and post-graduate level and curates performance events and exhibitions in unusual places. Her practice is currently concerned with the relationship of the body in performance to technology and to feminine representation.