I place myself at the mercy of the kindness of strangers and seek to find balance on the spreadsheet of my life.
An exciting collaboration between dancer & performer Lisa McLoughlin and mathematician Professor John McLoughlin, creating an equation of care and dependency exploring our interdependence as a species. This work is the culmination of four site specific durational performances across Limerick, Galway, Belfast and Cork before the final culmination event to create an immersive shared experience at Live Collision.
The Kindness of Strangers looks to explore the mathematical equation of dependency in collaboration with Maths Professor John McLoughlin. As an artist, a mother, a carer, spouse, daughter and member of a rural community, I carry the weight of my three children, aging parents and depend heavily on those around me to help me carry my responsibilities. This is the lived equation of dependency and care. This equation is usually gendered and heavily relies on women to carry this burden. I bring this equation back into my body, the body that does this work and ask for the help I need to carry this weight and place myself at the mercy of “the kindness of strangers”.