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Saturday, October 15th, 2016 8:00pm
Beth Heinly, Cory Kram, Lane Speidel, Jinx Harmonia Axyridis, Rowan Oliver
Weryd Wimmen IV

Weryd Wimmen is an ongoing performance series which investigates perspectives of feminism from a varied practice in performance art. We are interested in using our bodies within a temporal space as an art form. The performances in Weryd Wimmen engage in practices of cosplay, dance, performance art and theater. Although the title of the event insinuates female gender “wimmen” is meant to reference feminism as not all performers identify as female. Performers in Weryd Wimmen identify as female, male or are non-binary. Weryd is in reference to the Old English spelling of weird “wyrd” derived from Shakespeare’s Macbeth spelled, “weyward”. The appropriation and slight rewording is meant to enchant the theatricality within performance art while upholding the revisions of words, an allegory for our own identities and place in culture. Weryd Wimmen promises to make you laugh, cry and cringe.

Weryd Wimmen IV features returning performers Beth Heinly, Cory Kram and Lane Speidel with guest performers Jinx Harmonia Axyridis and Rowan Oliver.

Beth Heinly
performance as wryd witch, finally. Inspired by Ellen Cantor videos and pencil drawings I plan to create a pornographic Disney hellscape, dressed as an evil queen.

Cory Kram
A Sequel: Gumby At Play. What is Gumby? Who is Gumby? Why is Gumby? And why are we? These are just a few of the questions Cory Kram attempts to answer with her incisive Gumby (At) performances which took shape (pun intended) after she found a discarded Gumby costume in the trash. Past performances, highlighting the painful emotions hidden behind a cheery, green façade, have included Gumby At Play, Gumby at Work and Gumby at Home.

Lane Speidel
At What Point Does a Body Become Trash

You feel out of place, you need to wait. Both suddenly and for all time before this moment, you feel wrong and have felt wrong, you need to wait.

You are constantly advised that you need to be more patient. But the longer you wait, the longer you have lived, and the more impatient you become. The only conclusion that you can grasp is that the thing you are being told to wait for is death.

You are not going to wait anymore.

Jinx Harmonia Axyridis will perform a durational piece within a plastic staged set as a disembodied housewife. The performance engages with the idea of festishized objects related to a domesticated feminine identity.

Rowan Oliver is a young queer Australian artist living and working in Brooklyn. Her work is an interrogation of inevitable social implications of patriarchy and late capitalism.

Weryd Wimmen IV
October 15, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
October 15, 2016 @ 11:00 pm
$7 – $10
Beth Heinly
Vox Populi
319 N 11th Street, Third Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States