Vanessa Anspaugh / Jen Rosenblit : Armed Guard Garden; In Mouth


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Armed Guard Garden; In Mouth


Pre-Show Talk Feb 15 at 6:30pm with Cassie Maude Peterson

Vanessa Anspaugh questions how we maintain or reinforce difference between ”the garden and the world,” between your land and my land, between human and animal or Self and Other? Armed Guard Garden  looks to the queer body as a site of resistance and to current “occupations” as a way of imagining and critiquing notions of paradise  and “resting place.” The work features performers Aretha Aoki, Niall Noel Jones, Molly Leiber, Lydia Okrent, and Mary Read; Dramaturge Susan Mar Landau; Costume Design by Emily Roysdon; Lighting Design by Vincent Vigilante; Sound Design by Ryan MacDonald; Conceptual Collaborator Cassie Maude Peterson.
Jen Rosenblit harnesses multiplicity and absurdity as a constant point of departure and performative culture. Working with friend, performer, and long-term collaborator Addys Gonzalez, Rosenblit looks closely at the nature of their duet body, listening to a structure that can support failure, honor patronage and deem even the unworthy as righteous.  In Mouth finds these two bodies fallen, devastated and roaming and may or may not be about gay marriage.

Armed Guard Garden and In Mouth are commissioned by New York Live Arts’ "DTW Commissioning Fund" and are made possible, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Jerome Foundation

About the Artist:
Vanessa Anspaugh / Jen Rosenblit