Floor Three, Susan and John Hess Family Theater
This performance employing photography, text, music, and movement is inspired by the tableaux-style photography of PaJaMa (Paul Cadmus, Jared French, Margaret French), among other queer photographic archives of the 20th century. The three artists of A.R.M. mimic the poses of the models in these works as a way to connect to, and reimagine, pre-Stonewall histories from the vantage points of contemporary gay cultures, finding meaning, continuity, and critique in adopting positions from the past.
A.R.M. is a collaboration of artists Alexandro Segade, Robert Acklen-Brečko, and Malik Gaines. Their projects use text, image, and process to act out gay history. Poses develops from their photo and performance series Fire Signs, which began with a residency at BOFFO, Fire Island, New York, and was the subject of a solo show at DD55 Gallery in Cologne, Germany. Robbie shows his own photo and sculpture work as RIA-B; Alex and Malik are part of My Barbarian and other performance groups.
Free with Museum admission. Poses runs approximately 20 minutes and will be performed in a looping cycle.