EDGY NYC + MTL: Wild feminist performance and video from New York & Montral
Karen Bernard, Susana Cook, Jess Dobkin, Narcissister, Rebecca Patek and more
Wednesday, June 8, at 7pm and 8pm
EDGY NYC + MTL
An evening of wild feminist performance and video by artists from New York City and Montreal. The event is guest curated by Miriam Ginestier, artistic director of Studio 303 — an organization that hosted an artist exchange with Performance Mix for over 10 years. Each program features Studio 303-associated artists, most of whom have been presented in the context of 303’s late Edgy Women Festival. Edgy is dead! Long Live Edgy!
EDGY NYC: 7pm
Featuring works by Karen Bernard, Susana Cook, Jess Dobkin, Narcissister, and Rebecca Patek
EDGY MTL: 8pm
Sound art, physical theater, and dark humor by three festival muses (Alexis O, Dayna M, Nathalie C, WVS), as well as new work by soon-to-be-announced upstarts.
Damn Your Eyes, created and performed by Karen Bernard in 1996, and performed now by Jil Guyon, comprises a series of precise, provocative movements through which the performer reflects upon her half-naked body and self-image. It’s “a short, lean construction of linked images — as if a mild earthquake had jolted a statue into motion” (Deborah Jowitt, The Village Voice).
Susana Cook will present the premiere of Rescue Remedy. Bold, funny, at times surrealistic and poetic, the work of this Argentine-born, New York-based playwright/director/performer cleverly tackles issues of social justice. This is theater as ritualistic transformative force.
Jess Dobkin will present a recent untitled performance work. Stirred by points of tension and dissonance, frictions and fractures, Dobkin’s work is driven by a desire for meaningful, intimate exchange with the audience, and the performance’s potential as catalyst for dialogue and hope.
Narcissister will present a new performance and video work. Donning mask and merkin, Brooklyn-based artist and performer Narcissister works at the intersection of performance, dance, art, and activism, while integrating dance, visual art, photography, video, and experimental music.
Rebecca Patek will present a video work created especially for Performance Mix. The controversial New York-based choreographer and performance artist synthesizes dance, theater, and comedy into incisive social commentary and institutional critique, which has even resulted in implosive censorship.
[Pictured: EDGY NYC + MTL's curator Miriam Ginestier, photo by Miriam Ginestier]
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