Today At 1pm: Artist Talk, Fusebox With Michelle Ellsworth

Today At 1pm: Artist Talk, Fusebox With Michelle Ellsworth
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Today At 1pm: Artist Talk, Fusebox With Michelle Ellsworth says
ARTIST TALK: MICHELLE ELLSWORTH
when: Thurs April 9 @ 1pm (60 mins)
where: Women & Their Work Gallery > 1710 Lavaca St.
Michelle Ellsworth
Presented by Women & Their Work and Fusebox
This event is part of the 2015 Chewing the Fat series.

This is a free event. Reservations not required.

Last Night's Show was sold out! Friday night's show is at 7pm at the Ground Floor Theater.

Jan. 2015 New York Times says...
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/14/arts/dance/michelle-ellsworth-and-jeremy-wade-at-american-realness.html?_r=0

"She also discusses her conservation efforts, like collecting “man smells” — a door-to-door process of stuffing T-shirts in jars — and archiving “man dances,” fancying herself the Alan Lomax of masculine ephemera. But while “Preparation” is very funny, it doesn’t evade sadness. What begins as a lighthearted “motivational video,” with Ms. Ellsworth speaking into an onstage camera, subtly transforms into a dialogue with herself, in which we can sense her own experience of loss and grief.
If Ms. Ellsworth peers into that void, responding with so many coping mechanisms and machines..."

Women & Their Work in conjunction with the Fusebox Festival, is proud to present Michelle Ellsworth's new work, Preparation for the Obsolescence of the Y Chromosome, at the Ground Floor Theater (979 Springdale Rd, 78702). Two night's only, Wed. April 8, 7pm and Friday April 10, 7pm. Free with your RSVP to the Fusebox Box Festival.

More info and links are here: http://www.womenandtheirwork.org/upcoming_exhibitions.html?itemid=1305

Preparation for the Obsolescence of the Y Chromosome attempts to prepare (both on a micro and macro level) for the end of men. Simultaneously committed to conservation and archival efforts, Ellsworth works in the tradition of folklorist Alan Lomax. Using web technology, replacement apparatus (including a male gaze simulator), choreography (including gratitude-inspired token gestures), and the latest data from the Whitehead Institute at MIT, this work both combats and fuels rumors about the implications of the Y Chromosome’s reputed shrinkage.

Preparation for the Obsolescence of the Y Chromosome was commissioned by MCA Denver’s Feminism + Co and EcoArts Connections.

Women & Their Work is a Partner of the National Performance Network (NPN). This project is made possible in part by support from the NPN Performance Residency Program. Major contributors include the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). For more information: http://www.npnweb.org
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By: Women & Their Work Gallery