Join us for the opening of Rituals and The Docile Body: Work by Dafna Rehavia.
Participatory workshop by The Feminist Project-Baltimore: 7:00pm
Dance Performance by Slowdanger - Pittsburgh: 8:00pm
About the artists:
Dafna Rehavia is an Israeli born feminist, activist artist. She explores the docile body as the site of specific behaviors that she defines as rituals. Her works symbolize the ways authoritative discourses trap our bodies. Rituals and the Docile Body sheds light on the bodily practice and performance of “natural,” accepted, cultural, religious and political acts and habits. The exhibit has three bodies of work that deal with religious and political rituals “Menstrual Wedding Dress’”; “ConStricted”; and “Present-Absent: De-Constructed”. A dance ritual performance and participatory workshop will take place during the opening night, inviting audience members to join the artist in turning menstrual pads into ‘flowers’.
Rehavia received her B.F.A & BED from Beit-Berl, Hamidrasha Israel, M.A. CAT at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA, and her Ph.D at the University of Derby, UK. Rehavia’s work has been exhibited internationally, in Tel Aviv, Amsterdam, New York City, Pittsburgh, Boston, Chicago and more. dafnarehavia.com
Slowdanger is a movement/music duo from Pittsburgh, PA founded by Taylor Knight and Anna Thompson. Using performance as ritual practice, Slowdanger soaks the observer in memory by creating immersive multi-media experiences that delve into patterns of the circular rhythms of life. Anna/Taylor currently create with The Pillow Project, merrygogo, Mark C. Thompson, Jil Stifel, Jasmine Hearn, and Mario Ashkar Film. Slowdanger released their full length album 'memory 3' in March 2015. Most recently they presented their performance piece “swimmoon” at the PGH Biennial and the Space Upstairs.www.slowdangerslowdanger.com
The Feminist Art Project -Baltimore, recognizes the aesthetic, intellectual and political impact of all women on art, history and culture, regardless of race, class or creed. The Feminist Art Project-Baltimore is a grassroots, non-profit arts organization which aims to be inclusive; supporting local, self-identified women artists, as well as men who recognize and promote Baltimore area women in the arts. http://tfapbmore.blogspot.com/