Bodycast: Artist Suzanne Bocanegra and Actor Frances McDormand Perform at CMOA
- March 1, 2013 7:30 pm
- March 1, 2013 9:00 pm
- $27 ($22 members)
- CMA Theater
Bodycast was developed by New York–based visual artist Suzanne Bocanegra and is performed by her and Academy Award-winning actress Frances McDormand. Bocanegra spent time in a body cast from ages 13 to 15 due to scoliosis, an experience that influenced her development as an artist and a woman. Through McDormand, the body cast becomes a vehicle for the discussion of notions of female beauty in the history of art and in life.
Part artist talk, part performance, part essay, part live video installation, Bodycast allows Bocanegra, channeled largely through McDormand, to tell a tale of ancient Rome, Texas rose queens, scoliosis, Scottish tartans, the history of how artists are taught to make art, and how all of us are taught to look at it. Its debut performance is at Carnegie Museum of Art on March 1. It will have its New York premiere at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in the fall.