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Katie Macyshyn, Hannah G. Thompson, Forced Into Femininity

The Maple Street Collective presents:

Katie Macyshyn!---->
Hannah G. Thompson!---->
Forced into Femininity!---->

WHEN: Monday, May 16
doors at 7:30p, performance starts at 8pm

WHERE: RhizomeDC: 6950 Maple St NW DC - a few blocks from the Takoma stop on the red line

HOW: $10 donation suggested, but pay what you can

Katie Macyshyn’s new media/performance pieces, which include video, sound, costume, and installation, use the lense of camp to enact the duties of magical female protagonists. Part angel, part alien, these divas float through lounge acts, variety shows, straight to TV movies, infomercials, and automaton-guided museum tours. The one-woman experimental performances consider the subtle differences between exploitation and empowerment and show how mass forms of entertainment can (techni)color memories.

Hannah G. Thompson is a mixed media artist who explores the body and its form with worn fabric sculptures. In her performances she uncovers new layers and morphs her works with movement. She contends with the constraints she has built herself into, while blooming to soundscapes she has mixed or creates with touch sensors. She holds a space that challenges boundaries and creates a questioning of personal realities, which alter interactions. She masks herself using saturated colors and unsettling images to distort the state of consciousness people assume is stable.

"By unpacking and unraveling sculptures with bodily connotations I hope to bring people together to experience beautiful colors and unsettling images to distort the state of consciousness people assume is stable. Through the intense visual experience of morphing sculptures I am hoping to bring to mind questions of personal boundaries in the comfort of everyday interactions. The audience’s engagement with the performance is the way in which they are reframed by viewing me perform the reckoning of body, our skins, and space surrounding us."

Forced into Femininity
Marxist doggerel, acting out my nightmares, garbage theatrics, white guilt, toy keyboard opera...

Later Event: May 17
Women Uncorked