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Exquisite Corpse Company Presents: A Ribbon About a Bomb
September 30 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Exquisite Corpse Company invites you to a wedding…or perhaps the funeral…
…Join the celebration and jump to the surreal world of A Ribbon About a Bomb. Wander with Frida Kahlo, Remedios Varo, and Leonora Carrington through the abandoned halls of a mansion on Governors Island. Audiences will cycle and muse on, as often the artists did in life, the duality of humanity, womanhood, and art. The captivating, sometimes terrifying, work of these three women intertwine, as each attempts to shape their own reality in the face of systematic oppression and entrenched social hierarchies.
Directed by Tess Howsam and written by a diverse team of ten playwrights, the play will feature and original score by KG Garligton and will be performed within original art installations. The show’s premiere installation, Corseted Community is an artistic collaboration lead by Tess Howsam and Mila Villasana. It showcases women artist forms America and Mexico. The project functions as a bridge of artistic disciplines and cultural boundaries, embodying women’s roles in a tempestuous, fragmented world. Corseted Community will be open to the public regularly, as well as incorporated in the performance. The show will also highlight an exciting partnership with Nineteenth Amendment, whose designers will be creating costumes pieces specifically for the show, inspired by the production’s source material.
written by Karina Billini, Blake Bishton, Phillip Christian, Georgina Escobar, Emily Krause, Elizagrace Madrone, Alexandra Paola, Alexis Roblan, Carmen Rivera, Alisa Zhulina directed by Tess Howsam installations by Andrea Caldarise, Lee Collins, Sara Gosses, Tess Howsam, Mila Villasana technical direction Lee Collins lighting design Sara Gosses sound design Carsen Joenk costume design Matsy Stinson fashion partner Nineteenth Ammendment dramaturgy Carsen Joenk original music KG Garlington poster design Mila Villasana featuring Stephanie Hepner, Mindy Leanse, Andrea Lopez, Blaire O’Leary, Sara Ornelas, Robyn Unger, Rosie Yadid
ABOUT EXQUISITE CORPSE COMPANY:
Exquisite Corpse Company is a Brooklyn based, integrated performance art collective. ECC’s latest production follows last summer’s The Enchanted Realm of Rene Magritte. The company‘s work has previously appeared on Governors Island & The Pearl NOLA (Secession 2015), (the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center (Untitled #3), HERE (WareArt Festival), Galapagos Arts Space (WareArt: Subterra), Arts@Renaissance (Odd.A.See), and in the NY International Fringe Festival & Encore Series (Below). ECC is committed to creating original multi-disciplinary work through large-scale collaboration. The company aims to give voice to the stories of women and the LGBTQ community.
A Ribbon About a Bomb
Governors Island, Colonels Row, House 407B