Dis-rupted: A Performance by Santina Amato
4-8pm, December 4th, 2018
Crosstown Arts’ 430 Gallery
430 N. Cleveland,
Dis-rupted was a durational performance that focused on the materiality of bread dough and women’s bodies in a designated space. Dis-rupted was the largest project Amato has attempted with bread dough to date, inviting twelve female identifying women to create 900 lbs of dough in a public performance setting held on December 4th, 2018. The (anti)climax of the event saw the performers lay in the dough as it rose around them, consuming their bodies for a period of over an hour. This work is a continuation of Amato’s investigations into the materiality of dough and her focus on the notion of the intimate body, especially the female body.
Mary Jo Karimnia