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Performance + Performance Studies: MFA Thesis Festival

Custom8:30 PM – 11:00 PMMarch 29 – March 29, 2019

March 29, 8:30 PM
March 30, 4 PM

Pratt Institute’s Performance and Performance Studies program is pleased to announce its annual MFA thesis festival showcasing work from the 13 members of the graduating class of 2019. The festival includes performance art, installation, moving image art, choreography, theater, ritual-based work, and social practice by MFA candidates.

Artists featured are: Nicholson Billey, Jiang Feng, Renae Michelle Govinda, Catherine James, Waqia Kareem, Mary Mulford, Yeha Park, Mora-Amina Parker, Sarah Olivia Shulman, Dana Sumner-Pritchard, Victor Spielberg Verdejo, Jaguar Mary X, and Shannon Yu. Individual pieces in the festival engage themes of subjection/objection, Indigenous resurgence, Latinx performance and translation, the Black Trans* Atlantic, public space affects, mutability and subsistence, comedy and pain, toxic proliferation, absurdity, space adventures, sex and love, cathexis and catharsis, and avatar embodiment.