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Erin Markey

 

Erin Markey, SINGLET

142 backers pledged $8,460 to support this project on Kickstarter.

 Erin Markey,  SINGLET  (performance), 2018. Photo courtesy Sasha Arutyunova

Erin Markey, SINGLET (performance), 2018. Photo courtesy Sasha Arutyunova

 

“I woke up one morning after having a dream. It was a version of The Maids, but the two characters are assistants to an Olympic weightlifting champion, and instead of trying on mink coats from their mistress’s closet, they’re trying on wrestling singlets.”


For her newest work, Singlet, performance artist Erin Markey teamed up with her longtime collaborator, performer Emily Davis, as well as director Jordan Fein and artistic director David Bruin (un sphinx incompris) to create a performance that delved deep into the bonds of friendship and the hysteria of earned intimacy. With the support of 142 backers on Kickstarter, Markey and the team were able to build the world of Singlet and premiere the work on May 16, 2018, at the Bushwick Starr.

 
 Erin Markey,  SINGLET  (performance), 2018. Photo courtesy Sasha Arutyunova.

Erin Markey, SINGLET (performance), 2018. Photo courtesy Sasha Arutyunova.

 Erin Markey,  SINGLET  (performance), 2018. Photo courtesy Sasha Arutyunova.

Erin Markey, SINGLET (performance), 2018. Photo courtesy Sasha Arutyunova.

 Erin Markey,  SINGLET  (performance), 2018. Photo courtesy Sasha Arutyunova.

Erin Markey, SINGLET (performance), 2018. Photo courtesy Sasha Arutyunova.

 Erin Markey,  SINGLET  (performance), 2018. Photo courtesy Sasha Arutyunova.

Erin Markey, SINGLET (performance), 2018. Photo courtesy Sasha Arutyunova.