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Opening Reception & Performances

  • Nave Gallery Annex 53 Chester Street Somerville, MA, 02144 United States (map)


by Jamezie and Excavate with Sharon Kivenko, Bess Paupeck, and Alli Ross. Performances will start around 6:45pm.

About the Performances

Semiotics of the Bathroom
A performance piece by Jamezie

Most people understand Trans issues as synonymous with what the mainstream LGBTQIA community would make out to be a single issue concern (i.e. gender-specific bathrooms). Bathrooms act as both a private and public space through which we curate the body we present to the world. Transgender artist Jamezie will perform the gendered bathroom ritual of managing body hair.

Does It Bring You Joy?
A performance piece by Excavate with Sharon Kivenko, Bess Paupeck, and Alli Ross

Excavate, a site-based artist collective, is interested in the meeting of location, place and body and the stories that emerge from the meeting of these two landscapes. Does it bring you Joy? is inspired by our never-ending desire to control our environment. This performance explores how we organize, and sometimes live in, clutter.

Later Event: August 20