Après moi, l'obscurité

photo by Stephen Takacs
photo by Stephen Takacs

photo by Iki Nakagawa
photo by Iki Nakagawa

photo by Evan Dawson
photo by Evan Dawson

photo by Stephen Takacs
photo by Stephen Takacs

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Après moi, l’obscurité (After me, the darkness) examines a myriad of social and political injustices that women have been forced to endure. By collaging together aesthetic and contextual references from the Renaissance, mid-century, and today's pop-culture, the content lays witness to the longevity of such indignities. A wild ride of vignettes feature sexually anthropomorphized horses, contrived frivolity, and Francisco Goya’s depictions of witchcraft, amounting to a bold rejection for nostalgic ideals of purity and femininity.

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By Paige Phillips

Sound: Liam O’Connor

Materials with Evan Dawson

In collaboration with the performers: Celine McBride, Margot Electra Steinberg, & Mary-Carmen Webb