Interview with Ieva Misevičiūtė

On Tangents and Verticality with Ieva Misevičiūtė

Ieva Misevičiūtė performing Tongue PhD at The Kitchen, 2016. All images courtesy of the artist. Photo by Paula Court.

Thus, dear reader, be prepared for a roller coaster experience. We left it to you to fill in the blanks and place laughter and giggles where suiting your wild imagination.

Fatoş Üstekwork for a while and was gutted to miss your piece at Block Universe Performance Art Festival in London. I have prepared some questions, hoping to engage with you as a person, while exploring your relationship to sensuality. I have mapped out various different notions, and concepts that may be exciting to converse on, in relation to your performances and sculpture works. If you like, we can start from what you have beenup to today.

Ieva Misevičiūtė:Well I am taking poll classes. Today I just came from my drills.

Fatoş: Ah, I just came from yoga.

Ieva:Cool, so we are both grounded.

Fatoş:What made you start poll dancing?

Ieva:Two things. One is that, it is a new challenge for me. There is something that pushes me to do all the inversions on the poll. That is a physical challenge for me and it is nice to be pushed, and I also like it as a dance form. The only thing you have to dance is a bare poll on stage and it adds a very nice vertical dimension to all of the movements. You go up and down and it is sosimple. It is just a stick.

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