Purple Art

[October 14 2014]

“Traveling Lady” starring Rossy de Palma by Jessica Mitrani at FIAF, New York

Iconic Spanish actress Rossy de Palma makes her US stage debut in the world premiere of Jessica Mitrani’s “Traveling Lady”, co-presented by the French Institute Alliance Français (FIAF) and the Hermès FoundationColombian-born, New York-based visual artist Jessica Mitrani employs the excessive, the absurd, and the melodramatic to magical-realist effect in audacious works that span performance, video, and sculpture. With Traveling Lady” she congures the daring spirit of Nellie Bly, the 19th-century American Journalist who circled the globe in 72 days, carrying little more than the clothes on her back. Part performance, part film, “Traveling Lady” maps a journey at once physical and psychological, earthly and cosmic. De Palma palys numerous roles as she challeneges social and gender dynamics in a fantastical, subversive world. Costumes were designed by threeASFOUR fashion collective. Photo Elise Gallant

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