The Laura C. Harris Series welcomes performance artist and scholar-in-residence Gabrielle Civil for a solo performance titled “Q&A: Gabrielle Civil in Performance.” The first part of the performance, “Live Art Action,” will run from 1 to 5 p.m. Audiences are welcome to drop by or to hang out for any or all of the four-hour long performance. The second part of the performance includes an “Artist Talk Back” beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the same location.
Gabrielle Civil has premiered over 40 original solo and collaborative performance works around the world. Recent works include “…hewn and forged…” at the Salt Lake City Performance Art Festival; “Call and Response” for Obsidian’s “Experiments in Joy;” “Say My Name (an action for 270 abducted Nigerian girls);” and “Fugue (Da, Montreal)” at the Hemispheric Institute Encuentro. Her writing has appeared in Small Axe, Obsidian, Asterix, Rain Taxi, and other publications and her performance memoir, “Swallow the Fish” was published by Civil Coping Mechanisms Press in 2017.
At Denison, Civil holds the 2017-2018 Laura C. Harris Scholar-in-Residence position, a highly competitive one-year position that brings together a scholar and their work with students over the duration of an academic year. In the second semester of her residency, Civil will work with students to present her current project, titled “Activating / Performance \ Activism,” to be premiered on April 19, 2018.