VoxLab 2021: Palimpsest


created by Grace Carney '17/GRAD '21
July 17, 2021

This event occurred as part of the 21/22 Theater Department season. This is an archived view.

A live-streamed durational performance art installation on the essence of Being.

21/22 Theater Department

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Free, no tickets requried.

created by Grace Carney '17 / GRAD '21

Palimpsest is a series of studies on the Being, and the Being itself is a palimpsest. The Being comes from the Inbetween, an infinite expanse connecting the Herenow to the Thenenthere. It moves through its world unconcerned and unencumbered by pressures of someone or something else's time. The Being's every action emerges out of a deep, practiced relationship with this body and its extensions. It indulges in curious intimacies, methodical sensuality and deliberate play. It is an agent of pleasure liberation. The Being isn't sure if you are watching, but it hopes you are.  It wants to wrap you up in its perversion and whisper "If I am me, it is ok to be you. Now, what do you desire?"

Grace Carney (they/them) is in the process of figuring things out—in practical, material and sonic worlds. They are attracted to queerness, kink, power, intimacy and all the magical spaces that might be accessed between and amongst these categories. Grace entangles the mediums of performance, video, sound and sculpture to create intermedia and installation works. Lately, they've been drawn towards explorations of their own personal histories, identities and desires. They are currently completing their MA in Digital Musics at Dartmouth College.

Now in its 9th year, VoxLab is an incubator for the development of the daring, the innovative and the unique. The week-long theatre residency sees Dartmouth alumni workshopping developing projects on campus alongside current students and faculty. With a focus on devised theater and the experimental performance experience, VoxLab offers alumni and current students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the creative process and brings fearless contemporary performance to the Dartmouth community.

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