Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Marker and Desolation Doorknob Hangers

Mary Coble will be performing her "Marker (DC)" as part of WPA\C SiteProjects DC
Saturday July 28th 2-5pm
entrance of U St/Cardozo Metro station
13th and U

LInda Hesh will put up her "Desolation Doorknob Hangers"
14th St. between V and P before the performance
Her mugs are on view at Busboys and Poets on 14th at V

Saturday is the last day of WPA\C SiteProjects DC
an outdoor art exhibition on 14th St. between P & V

In Marker, performance artist Mary Coble expands the focus of her previous performances, Note to Self 2005 (on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered persons murdered in hate crimes) and Aversion 2007(shock aversion therapy). The artist now invites viewers to emulate the physical + verbal assaults marginalized groups have endured by penning hate-inspired epithets such as 'dyke', 'spic' or 'nigger' on her body.

Coble anticipates that the act of marking another person will elicit emotional discomfort for both artist and participant. By granting permission to express these terms on her body, the artist hopes this act will engender a larger community of people assisting in collective history of the 'reclaiming' of hateful speech.

Mary Coble is with Conner Contemporary


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