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Monday, February 7, 2011

Hannah Brancato, Kendra Hebel, Sarah Tooley (104)




GET IT OFF YOUR CHEST, PLUCK IT FROM HER BREAST
an interactive performance that invites participants to explore & share notions of shame and the body.
by Hannah Brancato, Kendra Hebel, and Sarah Tooley

This interactive performance meditating on shame and the body confronts the unrealistic beauty standards contemporary American society imposes via representations of women’s bodies in the mainstream media. Artists Hannah Brancato, Kendra Hebel, and Sarah Tooley mesh the vaudevillian circus side show freak booth with the sterile, hierarchical, physician’s office, a setting in which they invite participants to explore notions of shame and the body, thereby bringing you Get It Off Your Chest, Pluck It From Her Breast. Participant/patients engage with the layered artwork on a visual, emotional, and physical level.

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