Join us for the Trans Trans exhibition opening reception and the dance performance, Big Head/Small Neck by Melanie Kloetzel/kloetzel&co.
Performances will be held at 12:30 and 1:30pm.
Big Head/Small Neck will be performed as part of the opening of the Trans Trans exhibit, which builds upon the SSHRC-funded research of Annette Timm and Michael Thomas Taylor and explores the migration of ideas about transsexuality from Germany to the United States in the 1920s and 1950s. Big Head/Small Neck was created in collaboration with Scottish writer Rose Ruane and examines gender stereotyping through movement, characterization, and text, with a particular emphasis on the body’s role in questioning, reinforcing, and subverting such stereotyping. To deepen the dialogue around gender, sexuality, and politics, the piece will work in partnership with the exhibit, teasing out through physicality and live text how these subjects intersect with our daily lives.