Rosalyn Acosta (USA)
At War With Language
Thursday May 26 7:00pm
Sunday May 29 1:30pm
Wednesday June 1 6:15pm
Duration: 30 minutes, no intermission
Cowell Lobby (26) Gallery 308 (29, 1)
In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Dada At War With Language underscores Dada's relevance today through it’s response to the political mayhem of war. This performance is presented as part of Global Art Project's (GAP) participation in Dada Here & Now. While much has changed since Dada’s inception, there is still havoc and corruption that affects humanity and impedes harmonious existence and well-being. This piece is set to the literary work At War with Language by GAP's Maria T. Allocco and integrates GAP’s collaborative quilt as an exploration of Dadaism today. Identity is explored through the peeling off of layers, moving through stages of being weighted-down to revealing a diaphanous final layer and epicenter, in order to express a state of personal and raw truth which represents a space that is simultaneously vulnerable and empowering.