Elaine is a theatre artist from Calgary who bases her practice in the theory of Failure, Clown and the Poetic Body. Her current focus is contemporary performance art work that looks to keep challenging the interaction of the performer/audience live experiences and their need in a post-authentic world. She writes, performs, produces, designs and kamikaze’s live events for large-scale shows in alternative spaces. Ultimately, as an artist, she wants audiences to be provoked and forced to examine their role in the presentation. They must determine their place as supporters, mockers posers or subjects. Her work combines text, music and choreography to build scenes that set up ideas, images and relationships – and then destroy them.