Strip me, Dress me

bonneville’s debut performance centered on the stereotypical binary gender roles prevalent in pornographic films, typically depicted as submissive and dominant power dynamics between women and men. in strip me, dress me, bonneville scrutinized these roles, bringing them to light and subverting them, thereby exposing the underlying mechanisms of these ‘normalized’ relationships.

director, performer and producer: miguel bonneville. original soundtrack: antónio a. lighting design: luís ternus (porto), francisco camacho (sintra). video recording: luís araújo. the photographs were taken by the audience members with a disposable camera.

18th of october 2003, maus hábitos, porto, portugal

16th – 17th of january 2004, casa de teatro de sintra, portugal