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The Tip of Her Tongue: Karen Finley and The Jackie Look
November 21, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$25
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The Tip of Her Tongue features feminist artists in performance who work with language and with embodiment. With intense stories to tell, they experiment aggressively with the telling—working with words and how the body’s relationship to language is mediated by histories large and small. These intimate performances will explore the politics of representation—how gender is produced in, through, and as language; and how the stories we tell circulate around, move through, against, and with the body. “Barbara Kruger’s Your body is a battleground is a stark emblem for feminist art practice—if the body is our battleground, it is through language that we fight,” said guest curator Jennifer Doyle. Additional programs in this series will be announced in 2016.
In the premiere of The Tip of Her Tongue, the First Lady of performance art Karen Finley brings icon Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis back to life in this unique look at history, style, trauma, femininity, and the demands of being the First Lady. Marvel as Jackie ruminates on Michelle Obama, Marilyn Monroe, and the lasting impact of that fateful day on the grassy knoll in Dallas.