Untitled (Caryatid Performance)
From the press release:
Join us on Tuesday, April 16 from 7 - 8 pm for a performance in Sera Boeno's exhibition "Kelimeler Kıyafetsiz (:Words Naked/Are Not Enough)" starring Molly Margulies, Jamiee Shim, Sheya Isabelle Jabouin, Lindsay Chestnut, Rex (Alexandra) Delafkaran and Sheba Newman-Blount.In this forty-five minute-long endurance performance, six female identifying performers will put themselves on vulnerable display while wearing bronze ornaments of domination and torture that are embellished with delicate patterning found in Turkish illuminated manuscripts and textiles. Taking choreographic cues from the contra-posto stance of the six female "pillars" that form the Caryatid Porch at the Erechtheion, the performers will transition from object to subject through gaze and subtle shifts in pose.The performance in "Words Naked / Are Not Enough" calls into question ideas of authority and subjecthood, and the gaze's role in female subjugation, domination and power. The performance in "Kelimeler Kıyafetsiz (:Words Naked/Are Not Enough)" was made possible through the financial backing of the Foundation for Contemporary Art Emergency Grant, production assistant Molly Rose Shulman and performance consultant Jeramie Bellamay.