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Franklin Furnace: The Art of Performance Documentation with Martha Wilson in Person


Franklin Furnace: The Art of Performance Documentation
Martha Wilson
in person
Thursday, December 12 at 7:00 p.m., Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery, UMBC

Martha Wilson is an artist and the founding director of Franklin Furnace. Wilson’s own work in photography, performance, and video art explores female subjectivity through role-playing, costume transformations, and “invasions” of other people’s personas. She was also a member of DISBAND, an all-female performance group; it is in this context that she developed the character of Alexander M. Plague, Jr., one of several personas (both fictional and real; including that of Barbara Bush) that she has adopted over the years.