Kathryn Ashill

The Chorus (My Cat Killed Me in a Past Life)

2014. The Reid Gallery, GSA, Glasgow, UK.

 

Performance duration: 10 minutes.

 

A group of women, dressed uniformly in lilac and gold gowns with painted cat motifs, create a tight V-shape formation in the centre of the gallery. A banner with a cats face hangs over them as they present their choral ode:

"My Cat Killed me in a Past Life".

The narrative deals with themes of faith, regression and the human need for a mystical history.

Ashill composed the text from an appropriated real life story printed in Britain's No.1 real life women's weekly magazine;

Take A Break.*

 

*As stated on the front cover of Take A Break.

 

 

Photographer: Morwenna Kearsley & Erin Busswood

 

© Kathryn Ashill 2016