The intimate domestic environment of Craftswoman House will play host to Vox, an evening of video and performance on Saturday February 26, 7-9pm in conjunction with the closing of the exhibit Unveiled. The event will feature performances by Pedestal and the All-Girl Band, Felicia Montes, Stephanie Soule-Maggio and Christine Suarez as well as video by Alyce Haliday McQueen, Ursula Brookbank, Andrea Chung, McLean Fahnestock, Elizabeth Leister, Tricia Lawless Murray, and Sister.
In Wet Spots: Solo, choreographer Christine Suarez uses text and movement to explore the history of the female orgasm. She shifts between personal and historical narratives to uncover the anxiety and humor within the realm of female pleasure.
The video works of Andrea Chung and McLean Fahnestock utilize juxtaposition and displacement to explore female experience. In The Sport of Kings, Fahnestock appropriates footage of Anita Hill’s testimony during the Clarence Thomas hearings beside footage of the horserace between filly Ruffian and the colt Foolish Pleasure. The work runs the length of the race, which was billed as “the battle of the sexes,” and serves as a visual record of the spectacle of sex in politics and sports. Chung’s Untitled (Zwayon) uses language to reveal female alienation within a quiet domestic moment.
Alyce Haliday McQueen examines vocalization and muteness through her video works Untitled (trust) and Chubby Bunny (Marshmallows). Elizabeth Leister attempts a vanishing act through an act of self-stitching in her video Disappearing Act. In Sister’s The Cutter, a showgirl defies the perfecting confinement of female beauty rituals and exposes her mortal, leaking body.
Both Tricia Lawless Murray and Ursula Brookbank produce haunting moving images. Lawless Murray’s Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even, subverts Duchamp’s masculine perspective, as the artist’s body becomes the primary vantage point of the work. Brookbank’s BL.SLP is a collection of fragments that flicker like a late-night dreamscape.
Vox will also include a visit from Felicia Montes’ alter ego Raramujer and the bumpin’ bici as well as a musical performance by Stephanie Soule-Maggio and a cheer-inspired song by Pedestal and the All-Girl Band.