Cats, Criminals & Comedians: The Untold Herstory of Feminist Performance Art
This is an excerpt of my current project, Cats, Criminals & Comedians: The Untold Herstory of Feminist Performance Art, a performance in the form of an academic lecture. Using both real and invented characters, I create a parody of performance art history that satirizes and critiques the form while illuminating the very real struggles of women in a patriarchal art world. As the lecture progresses, I tap into my own fragile identity as a woman and an artist. The performance is accompanied by a visual art book that is a parody of an art historical survey.