I Am (Not) This Body (Melbourne Fringe) [Melbourne]
I Am (Not) This Body (Melbourne Fringe) [Melbourne]

Event Information


Thursday October 12, 2023
7:30 PM


Arts House, North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry St
Melbourne, Victoria 3051

Auslan Interpreter/s

Nay King

Language/ Cultural Consultant


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A memoir and exploration of being under four foot in a six foot world shared through movement, film and installation. 

The disabled body has historically been defined by the gaze of others. From the medical gaze to the stranger’s stare, perceptions of bodies with disabilities raise issues of autonomy and consent.   

Leisa Prowd’s I Am (Not) This Body is a cross-disciplinary exploration of her relationship with her own body in a world not made for it, and an invitation to experience life as she does.  

Through film, spoken word, dance, projection and sculptures, Leisa finds alternative ways to reclaim body autonomy and represent difference.   

Culminating in a solo live performance, I Am (Not) This Body is a rich and engaging exploration into compelling territory. 

Learn more about the development of Leisa’s work during her Warehouse Residency on the ABC: 

How Leisa Prowd is putting dwarfism and disability in the spotlight through her art 

VIDEO: Melbourne’s disability-led residency supports new artists

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