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Icons in Ash, Death in Music: Female Voice Festival
March 7, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Music and Spoken Word Performances in Honor of International Women’s Day
This concert is inspired by “Heide Hatry, Icons in Ash: Cremation Portraits,” an exhibition at Ubu Gallery in which the curators Jane LeCroy and Heide Hatry try to reintegrate life and death: to touch death, work with death, to let it speak in its mundanity, its grandeur, its familiarity and its mystery, its uniqueness and its universality, to redeem it from oblivion, to give it its own life again.
We have isolated or banished death from our lives, we cannot bear to look it in the face, as if we are embarrassed by it, the simple fact of grief makes it obvious that a different relationship is not only possible, but that it is necessary.
We want to celebrate that we are women, that we have been always responsible for dealing with the dying and dead and as Judith Butler observes that the phenomenon of mourning tells us that death is inherently social. If we want to be able to understand and to live with it, we have to reintegrate it into our social being.
Curated by Jane LeCroy and Heide Hatry
Featuring Danielle Blau, Jennifer Elster, Queen Esther, Nora Fox, Hot Glue and the Gun, Christine Isherwood, Jane LeCroy, Sophie Malleret, Milica Paranosic, Nicole Peyrafitte, Anastasia Petropoulos, Karoline Rose, Katelyn Richards, Tammy Faye Starlite, and more