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Rose Camastro-Pritchett
20th May -13th June
Preview: Sunday June 10th, 2-4pm

Performance and installation by Chicago based artist, Rose Camastro-Pritchett

"I am intrigued with the changes that occur in me when I live in different cultures - Europe, Saudi Arabia, China. With time, my cultural lines begin to blur: the exotic becomes ordinary and what was once familiar becomes foreign. My work is about this transition and change and the feelings that arise during the process. I am wise if I acknowledge them when they surface and lost if I do not. The cocoon is my metaphor for this journey. It is a protective covering, a wrapping; a casing for all that will be changed.

The cocoons in this installation were the result of performances in which individuals were wrapped and then sewn into yards and yards of sheer cloth, forming a cocoon; at the end of each performance, they were cut out. I have reworked these cocoons -- the remains of this passage -- into talismans that hold the stories of their metamorphosis.

The cocoons are developed from performances at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Illinois, Waldkirsch Theater, Waldkirsch, Germany and Jiujiang University, Jiujiang, China."

Photographs by Lisa Nordmann