Rebecca Strain creates performances and process led artworks which she refers to as Performative Occupations. By questioning the concept of production, Strain finds that when faced with potential it reveals an inherent awkwardness, a humour that echoes our own vulnerabilities.
Her performances isolate the transformations of humans and/or objects. By doing so, new sequences are created which reveal an inseparable relationship between modification and progress.
Her works are on the one hand touchingly beautiful, on the other hand painfully attractive. Again and again, the artist leaves us orphaned with a mix of conflicting feelings and thoughts. By manipulating the viewer to create confusion, she formalizes the coincidental and emphasizes the conscious process of composition that is behind the seemingly random works. The thought processes, which are supposedly private, highly subjective and unfiltered in their references to frivolous/bureaucratic worlds, are frequently revealed.