I chose to use masks within my perfomances they were the easiest way to hide my identity and allow the audiences attetition to be fully on the performances rather than on whom was performing.
Pete: this character is used throughout my practice. The use of the mask allows me to disassociate myself from the performance and control the audiences reactions.
The process of choosing pete came down to the features of the mask and the reaction it would gain rather than focusing on the animal itself. The grotesque and intimidat-ing features cause discomfort and a feeling of being on edge whilst witnessing the performance.