Material Deviance In Contemporary American Culture
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 7:00pm • Drury Gallery
Performance by Alice Gosti
Alice Gosti’s immersive performance installation grapples with the complexity of immigration, homelessness, and living in an object-based society where we define our identity through the objects we own. The work is inspired by stories that populate our modern consciousness: immigrants and refugees who carry their homes on their backs; hoarders who compulsively accumulate; and America’s enduring homeless population. Gosti is accumulating true stories to shape the narrative of this live performance, presented by Vermont Performance Lab (VPL) in association with Marlboro College. As part of Gosti’s residency, VPL is also joining forces with Groundworks Collaborative on a tent drive. With the Seasonal Overflow Shelter closing at the end of April, we are seeking donations of lightly used tents or blankets. Donations can be brought to this performance or may be dropped off at Groundworks Drop-In Center, 60 South Main Street in Brattleboro, Monday through Friday, from 7am to 5pm.