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Snatchural History of Copper, a performance by Marisa Moran Jahn

As part of the Art and Social Activism Festival

On Saturday, October 12, 7 PM
Monika Fabijanska will introduce
Snatchural History of Copper, a performance by MARISA MORAN JAHN

Free with registration in advance:

Marisa Moran Jahn in full Hellenic-glam will conjure Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and of copper. Ever-present in our cities, networked selves, and bodies — including the 170 million women across the world with copper IUDs — copper and its extraction is coterminous with civilization itself. 

Aphrodite comes from 8500 BCE to the Art and Social Activism Festival to talk mineral economics. “Dears, I’m being overused,” she sighs, referring to what minerologists refer to as over-extraction outweighing abundance. Aphrodite will read from the Mining Law of 1872, pointing to its toll on the body as well as new ways to imagine sovereignty—bodily and terrestrial.

The performance-lecture comprises one component of Jahn’s newest body of work, Snatchural History of Copper. As the performance-lectures continue, they may get more and more psychedelic, thanks to animations and GIFS that Jahn is creating in collaboration with the very talented Jenni Yang.

Dignity: Care for Each Other and Our Planet
explores themes of identity and representation, displacement and immigration, and environmental degradation. Curated by Nick Cohn and Monika Fabijanska.

September 26 - October 20, 2019
Wednesdays through Sundays, 11am – 7pm
Admission to the festival during public hours is free.
Evening programs are free with registration in advance: