Once a month most women bleed. For many, it's a mystery when it will start, often leaving one unprepared. The stigma of seeing a woman's blood is still held strong by our society. There is shame and fear often associated with periods, especially for young girls. My performance was a story that has played out in my life too many times. I wake up covered in my own blood and rush to wash it away.
At first I wanted to use a very metallic, grating sound to contrast with me washing away the blood. I settled on thunder instead because I wanted the audience to hear the storm in my mind. I liked the comment that was made of how the thunder was rolling in like everything that was coming for the girl as she became a woman.
I also had the idea to create a mask for this performance. With the short time frame, I decided to not attempt this. Perhaps in a later version of this I would try out using a mask.
I will post more on this when I finish my video recreation.