When a woman appears on stage, her body too often speaks for itself.
It becomes the object of the gaze, an object of desire. Feminist performance
artists attempt to disrupt the cultural associations with the
female body. They extend their bodily capabilities through cybernetic
technology; they practice body modification; and they enact the
abjection of the female body. This article will explore whether or not
it is possible for these artists to control the way their bodies are perceived