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Photo: Karen Bernard at L’Annexe-A Residency, Lac Bellecombe, Quebec

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February 6-8 | 8 PM

SALON | Douglas Dunn’s Studio

541 Broadway | New York, NY

In Lakeside, performance and interdisciplinary artist Karen Bernard confronts the memory of trauma and its lasting impact on the body. Using a found costume from her past, a bright yellow and black body suit, Bernard hauntingly conjures a murder scene where she and collaborator Lisa Parra inhabit roles of victim, witness, murderer, crisscrossing identities through minimalist movements that have the power to deliver an emotionally charged wallop, characteristic of Bernard’s layered and introspective work.

The costume itself is imbued with a personality that is passed back and forth between Bernard and Parra, pointing to a shared experience of physical terror. The act of watching and bearing witness to violence is subtly interrogated, leading us to question what spectatorship means in a culture that regularly transmits and consumes violent imagery done to female bodies.

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Thank you to:

Obras L'Annexe-A New Dance Alliance NYC Cultural Affairs