Edgy NYC

An evening of wild feminist performance and video by artists from New York City and Montreal. The event is guest curated by Miriam Ginestier, artistic director of Studio 303 – an organization that hosted an artist exchange with Performance Mix for over 10 years. Each program features Studio 303-associated artists, most of whom have been presented in the context of 303’s late Edgy Women Festival. Edgy is dead! Long Live Edgy!

Featuring works by Karen Bernard, Susana Cook, Jess Dobkin, Rebecca Patek and T.L. Cowan & Jasmine Rault as Mrs. Trixie Cane & Her Handsome Cellist.

Damn Your Eyes, created and performed by Karen Bernard in 1996, and performed now byJil Guyon, comprises a series of precise, provocative movements through which the performer reflects upon her half-naked body and self-image. It’s “a short, lean construction of linked images – as if a mild earthquake had jolted a statue into motion” (Deborah Jowitt, The Village Voice).

Susana Cook will present the premiere of Rescue Remedy. Bold, funny, at times surrealistic and poetic, the work of this Argentine-born, New York-based playwright/director/performer cleverly tackles issues of social justice. This is theater as ritualistic transformative force.

Jess Dobkin will present a recent untitled performance work. Stirred by points of tension and dissonance, frictions and fractures, Dobkin’s work is driven by a desire for meaningful, intimate exchange with the audience, and the performance’s potential as catalyst for dialogue and hope.

Rebecca Patek will present a video work created especially for Performance Mix. The controversial New York-based choreographer and performance artist synthesizes dance, theater, and comedy into incisive social commentary and institutional critique, which has even resulted in implosive censorship.

This performance includes explicit language.

Pictured: Rebecca Patek