Reconfiguring multiple feminisms,Narcissister’s power rests in her play with ambiguity:she' s singular, many, black, white, body, mind.
Some magicians pull bunnies out of their hats. Narcissister pulls ringing cellphones out of her pussy. With The Masquerade, Narcissister assembles a dozen duplicates of herself. Always masked, Narcissister and her sister-selves conceal their faces, instead projecting the eerie shine of a condom: a paradoxical use of the mask as phallic prophylactic against the hegemonic hetero-male gaze. Reconfiguring multiple feminisms, Naricssister’s power rests in her play with ambiguity. She is covered, she is nude; she is thin, she is chubby; she is Barbie, she is suicide bomber; she is singular, she is many; she is Mammy, she is Marie Antoinette; she is black, she is white; she is humiliated, she is authoritative; she is punk, she is hip-hop; she is human, she is animal; she is body, she is mind. Ultimately, she asks us what it means to decapitate and devour our own heads…a question we can only answer with a curtsy.
-Ariel Osterweis Scott
Narcissister's goal is to raise money to re-envision and re-stage "This Masquerade," a multi-disciplinary performance art piece that debuted at The Kitchen in May 2010. The new version of the show will run at Abrons Art Center in February 2011. Thank you in advance for your generous assistance in covering the costs of this production.
Abrons Art Center New York, Feb 11-12, 18-19, 2011
Creator - Narcissister
Director - Rob Roth
Production Manager - Ana Mari de Quesada
Sister Choreographer - Vanessa Walters
Narcissister Choreographer - Wanda Gala
Set Designer - Narcissister and Evan Collier
Costume Designer - Narcissister and Laura McMillian
Lighting Designer - Ben Kato
Painted sister costumes - Malcom Stewart
Creative Consultant - Yehuda Duenyas
Sisters - Leslie Cuyjet, Alexis Convento, Juri Onuki, Mona Afable, Siobhan Burke, Mr. Reggie, Roxanne Edwards
Knitter - Sarah Benzaquen Lumpkin
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