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Cecilia Corrigan: Motherland
ISSUE Project Room
Brooklyn, NY
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Cecilia Corrigan: Motherland
The thunderous conclusion of a seasons worth of political hysteria, Cecilia Corrigans Motherland culminates with a performance of the full episodic cycle of the piece at ISSUE Project Room on December 3rd, 2016. Compiling video works, performance, and collaborative psychoanalysis, the piece follows a serialized narrative premiered on BOMB Magazine, mirroring and responding in real time to the mommy issues of the 2016 American electorate.

A shadow narrative of the upcoming election, Motherland is a saga of our antihero Hillary Clinton as she struggles towards her presidential throne in a landscape that blends contemporary reality, Mount Olympus, and Jerry Seinfelds 1998 apartment.

The show invites the audience into the physical embodiment of the Motherland universe -- as sculptural and video works inhabit the space in which they were born (ISSUE). Following a soft opening of Corrigans sculptural series H, the live performance and film screening of the Motherland opus will reveal the startling conclusion tying the performance and video series together.

FEATURING Cammisa Buerhaus, Felix Bernstein, Sarah Krasnow, Andy Ragni, Gabe Rubin & more.

Cecilia Corrigan, 2016 ISSUE Artist in Residence, is an acclaimed post-internet poet whose work has evolved off the page and into performance. Her live shows blend poetry, monologue, drag, and comedy. She has published three books: True Beige (Trafficker Press, 2012,) Titanic, (&NOW/Northwestern University Press 2013, Plonsker Prize Winner, Flavorwires Top 50 Poetry Books of the Decade), and Cream (2016, Capricious Press, illustrated by Jocelyn Spaar). She has performed sold out shows at establishments such as the Duplex, La Mama, Dixon Place, Swiss Institute, Artists Space, and The Kitchen. In 2015, she was one of the NYPACs commissioned artists, presenting three original performances that year. That year she starred with Hari Nef and Alex Karpovsky in a short film, Crush, which she also co-wrote and co-produced. Her work has been featured in such publications as Interview Magazine, BOMB, The Observer, and Artforum. Her fiction and criticism have been published in Flash Art International, n+1, The Awl, Adult Magazine, and Joyland, among others. Her project, Motherland, will have its live premiere at ISSUE in December, and will be released as serialized videos by BOMB over the course of this fall. More at ceciliacorrigan.com

HILLARY CLINTON is Cammisa Buerhaus. Much like Madame Clinton, Buerhaus is an internationally touring actress and successful sound artist. Buerhaus noticed her similarities to Clinton about a year ago and has been developing her personae since. Hillary will appear again in Buerhaus's film PRIVATE LIVES, this October 15th at the Knockdown Center in Queens, NYC, and post election at Hyle, in Athens, Greece.
JOEL is Felix Bernstein. A writer and artist, he is the author of Burn Book (Nighboat, 2016) andNotes on Post-Conceptual Poetry (Insert Blanc Press, 2015). His writing has been featured in the LA Review of Books, Poetry Magazine, Hyperallergic, and Texte Zur Kunst. With Gabe Rubin, he performed Bieber Bathos Elegy at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and Transition Incomplete at at MOCA Los Angeles. His book with philosopher Kyoo Lee on contemporary queer avant-gardes is forthcoming.
ANALYST is Andrew Ragni. A doctoral candidate in New York University's Department of Comparative Literature, he is writing a dissertation on European sex tourism in colonial Africa and South America at the turn of the century. He is also studying to become a psychoanalyst. His writing has appeared in Performa.


ISSUE Project Room (View)
22 Boerum Place
Brooklyn, NY 11201
United States


Music > Experimental

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: ISSUE Project Room
On BPT Since: Nov 29, 2010
Nick Scavo

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