The Powers, The Sistership: Fortuna Perplexus
May 12 - June 17
The Powers are Katherine Kline, Jessica Mensch, and Emily Pelstring.
Reception: Friday, May 12, 6–9pm
Performance: Friday, May 12, 10pm at Meteor (138 University Ave W) with special guest AFC
“In The Powers web series, Sistership TV (2018-2020), we sailed upon a metaphorical vessel which transported us to diverse environments and allowed us to shape-shift and move between dimensions. The show was a live-streamed variety program that explored the topics of human-animal communication, the cyborg, telepresence, hysteria, witchcraft, hybrid beings, and panpsychism, drawing on our collective research in ecology, media studies, and feminist materialisms. For this installation, we translate the archived world of The Sistership, initially designed for teleperformance, to the setting of a large-scale, soft vessel, the Fortuna Perplexus, which is afloat in a sea of ephemera from the show–costumes, masks, a papier maché brain, and more.
Fortuna is the Greek goddess of luck and fortune. Perplexus is Latin for entangled, ambiguous and inscrutable. Through our travels, we reflect on energetic, economic, and material entanglements. We make experimental messes of the kind that we hope can lead to different forms of relationship, and help us imagine better worlds.”
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