The Presence of His Absence | Performance

This performance took place as part of an artist book exhibition at Trispace Gallery in London in 2014, where Bettina John’s artist book “The Presence of His Absence” was exhibited. Theodosia Fatale, one of Bettina John’s Alter Egos is the protagonist in this book and delivered a speech for gallery visitors followed by her hosting an afternoon tea party.

Theodosia Fatale is a femme fatale lost in time and slightly confused about who she is and was. Her fragmented speeches and storytelling might make the audience feel slightly awkward while at the same time being smitten with her charm.