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BAC Artist in Residence Series Presents: BlueBeardGasLight

Featuring September Artist: Kyra Miller

BlueBeardGasLight photo by Jody Christopherson-27 copy.jpg

BlueBeardGasLight is the story of a folklorist obsessed with nursery rhymes, fairy tales and other children’s ephemera. In this piece, the folklorist and her husband are working on anthologizing some fairy tales, including “Blue Beard.” In their process, the couple use the toys in their children’s abandoned nursery to do “embodied research” on the darker aspects of the tale that are too murky for them to discuss in daylight. The puppets, aka the “moveable objects,” include a doll house, two dolls inspired by japanese cart–puppetry, and a live-feed video component that exists in an imaginative space, out of time, revealing the miniature people and things inside the dollhouse, where the secret chamber becomes a metaphor for the secrets we all keep.

Earlier Event: September 22
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