Saturday, October 17, 2009

The Jackie Look: A Performance by Karen Finley

Tuesday, October 20, 7pm
The Jackie Look
A performance by Karen Finley
Hemispheric Institute
20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor

"Finley will appear as Jackie Kennedy Onassis looking back at her images in pictures. Using the structure of a lecture set in the present day, Jackie contemplates her life in pictures and society’s projection onto her as a monument of grief . The performance is site specific, meaning Finley will situate Jackie to address the city or institution that she is invited to. But the performance speaks and includes her return to Dallas and the memories. Finley will use the performance opportunity to consider the trauma of our nation’s historical imagery and to be conscious of the healing power of the transformation of our painful memory landscape into new images of future promise and imagination. Included in the text is Jackie considering the public viewing of Michele Obama as First Lady."

1 comment:

  1. I wish I'd seen this. How intelligent and stylish!