In 1982 I started doing text-based performances. By 1985 they'd evolved into experimental theater pieces with casts of 2-4 people. By 1987, I decided I did not want to start a theater company & started doing small scale solo work again. In 1989, two things happened to change my direction. I was blown away by UK artist Shaun Caton's wordless performance at Artist Television Access, and I was invited to perform in Moscow. I decided that I'd organize performances in Eastern Europe on the way to Moscow, & that while there I should make work with as little language as possible, so I separated (almost entirely) my writing & my performance practices. I thought I had retired from performance after presenting The Last Voyage of the Body in London in 2001, but in 2015 I started very occasionally making work in collaboration with special friends.