Hoover Bag Readings

Performance, sculptural objects, drawing

My hoover bag reading service has been developed from ideas surrounding Tasseography, or the art of tea leaf reading. 

I designed my own vacuum and outfit which I take to peoples houses, where I offer a free hoovering service. Afterwards the hoover bag is opened up and items removed from the dust and dropped on to a hand drawn fortune telling map, followed by a reading.

I am interested in developing performative ways to interact with the public, and also developing my own machines or devices to help me make work. This piece also looks at the idea of revisiting skills from the past. Here I am subverting them, blending the line between history, belief and reality.

This performance also allows me to collect small items contained in the bag which I later frame.