April 28, 2021
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The introduction of vertical blinds carries the aesthetic implications of a post-WWII American home. Popularized in the 1950s, this window covering became stylish for fast-fabrication during the influx of soldiers returning from war. Looking to McCarthy-era design to examine our current national ethos, Aspic investigates bodily subjectivity, and our awareness of internal/external boundaries.
Aspic is a performance questioning the multiple meanings of American interiority through home and body. This work integrates mechanized sculptural set pieces and performers to create a constantly changing setting. This environment will allow viewership to slip between multiple perspectives, at once visible and obstructed, available and denied.
Performed by Ellie Quiring, Susannah Yugler
Supported by Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation.