October 20, 2009: Performance: "The Jackie Look" by Karen Finley


Tuesday, October 20, 2009 7pm

The Jackie Look

A performance by Karen Finley
Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics
20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor
New York, NY (get map)


In this site-specific work, Finley performs Jackie Kennedy Onassis looking back at her life in pictures. Delivering a lecture set in the present day, Jackie contemplates the way society projected these images onto her as a monument of grief. The Jackie Look explores the trauma of our nation’s historical imagery, and considers the healing power of transformation, particularly in the context of the Obama presidency.