Penetrating the Space
Kim Katzberg stretches the usual boundaries of one-woman shows with PENETRATING THE SPACE, a tragicomic send-up of every confessional solo show you’ve ever hated — where female performers re-objectify themselves by looking for sympathy in talking about abuse. Jinny Jikkyl is an unhinged bisexual performance artist and incest survivor who mistakenly believes that theatricalizing her psychological fragmentation and integration in front of an audience will lead to mainstream acceptance in the acting industry and a big-time agent. PENETRATING THE SPACE upends the archetype of the damaged girl putting herself in front of an audience and subverts the form of traditional theater through penetrating the space with video, sculpture, animation and performance art.
Performed at HERE Arts Center
Directed by John Harlacher. Set and lighting design by Josh Iacovelli. Production management by C. J. Thom. Original animation and sculpture by Maia Cruz Palileo.
Photo: Marina Zamalin