Karen Finley: The Expanded Unicorn Gratitude Mystery (LA) - BUST

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Karen Finley: The Expanded Unicorn Gratitude Mystery (LA)
From Thursday, October 12, 2017
To Sunday, October 15, 2017
Contact Call 213 237 2800 or visit www.redcat.org

REDCAT, CalArts’ downtown center for contemporary arts, presents the high priestess of performance art, Karen Finley in her newest work The Expanded Unicorn Gratitude Mystery, Thursday October 12 to Saturday October 15, 2017. Finley confronts the absurdity of contemporary politics and society in this incisive, hilarious and bedazzling solo she describes as “a psycho-sexual portrayal of our time … exposing the Shakespearean dynamic of what we are living through.” Her performance confronts issues of citizenship, abuse of power, and gender disparity, while poeticizing magical beings, aggressive thankfulness, collective intimacy and international trauma. Finley fantasizes a unicorn that morphs into Hillary-like and Donald-like beings, as her poetic text prompts jolts of intuition, analysis, and resistance. But Unicorn goes beyond politics—Theater Times gleefully calls it a “wildly zig-zagging oxymoronical burlesque about how we all desire that which we can never have.”

Location REDCAT, 631 West 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012