Rosamond S. King
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On Paper
On Paper PREMIERES AS A WORK-IN PROGRESS ON 23 SEPTEMBER 2015 AT DIXON PLACE - TICKETS HERE!

On Paper questions and critiques the criteria used to determine who is a success. It will resonate with other artists who must work a “day job,” and with anyone whose personal calling and paid work don’t quite match up. This one-woman performance narrates King’s work history, from corporate America to the university, as well as her struggles to create art and stay healthy while working demanding jobs.

Mirroring the judgment of success and failure, King’s body will “rise” and “fall” during the performance, just as her status does in the art and work worlds. In a costume made of tyvek, with a set covered in crumpled paper, using aerial dance and video projection, King explores the absurdities of the unwritten rules of success in the work world. With this movement, paint, some audience participation, and – of course – paper, the performance transforms a pristine white space into a complicated, crumpled, soiled space – much like the life of an artist with two careers.
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