Litmus Trilogy

The LITMUS Trilogy is a set of theatrical interdisciplinary performance pieces developed by Mary Prescott as part of her artist residency at Areté Venue and Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. Each piece is singular in content, mood and execution; and as a whole, express themes surrounding motherhood, personal and societal encumberment, introspection and isolation.

Mother Me 

Mother Me (2018) by Mary Prescott is an interdisciplinary performance piece that explores the complex relationships, psychology and sociology surrounding motherhood. The artist grapples with questions and feelings pertaining to her own mother/daughter relationship, her mother’s influence, and her biological and sociological identity as a childless woman approaching mid-life. She engages  and challenges the audience to reflect on these disparities for themselves, as they uncover intimate realizations.

Movement, sound, music, spoken word, installation.

60 minutes.

Performed by Mary Prescott and Cara Search. Photography by Adela Wagner.

Atlasomnia

Atlasomnia (2018) by Mary Prescott is an interdisciplinary performance piece with audience interaction that follows the logical and illogical streams of subconsciousness in to and out of the dream state. The artist references themes from her own psyche: the biological clock, repression, captivity and release.

Film, sound, voice, movement, installation.

40 minutes.

Performed by Mary Prescott and Cara Search. Photography by James Autery.

He Disappeared into Complete Silence

He Disappeared into Complete Silence (2018) by Mary Prescott and Darius Jones is an interdisciplinary performance piece interpreting the work of Louise Bourgeois. In 9 vignettes, the artists express nostalgia for childhood, psychological violence, and a deep sense of loneliness and isolation -- themes Bourgeois personified through architectural drawings and fable-like texts.

Movement, sound, music, spoken word, installation.

60 minutes.

Performed by Mary Prescott and Darius Jones. Photography by Adela Wagner.