Please join us on Friday, September 28 as Cincinnati-based collective Hark + Hark will kick off September’s Final Friday featuring a riveting performance of Handmaid Tales. A Margaret Atwood inspired work from visionaries Catherine Richards and Anh Tran.
ABOUT HARK + HARK
Hark + Hark is an interface between the functional world and the art aesthetic. They create beautiful, customized and evocative art experiences. From community empowerment initiatives to one of a kind jewelry; from events to performance, they are a think-tank collaborative with the community to help make the world a better place.
ABOUT HANDMAID TALES
Dressing Up is a ritual performed by all of us on a daily basis. How we dress and why is an internal and external exchange of cultural code. This performance takes the art of getting dressed into a bespoke public ritual. Sound design will accompany a series of women who will reveal and conceal beauty and identity. The museum is a changing room. All space for dressing up.
Custom shoes, sunglasses, swimsuits and other garments explore the art and wearable act of adornment as an ever-changing and evolving dialogue of power and identity. This fashion show occurs in multiple dimensions and degrees of engagement, taking over the museum.
The title of “Handmaid Tales” references Margaret Atwood’s seminal novel “Handmaid’s Tale”, exploring themes of female identity in a patriarchal society. Dress, is a subversive and powerful tool of communication and change.