Leah Aron (Brooklyn, NY, USA): Rinse Repeat

  • watch: 31st March 2020 at 12am UTC
  • duration: 30 min

Using my shower stall as a frame, I play with motion, stillness, and typical shower actions performed as if a dance. The hand washing and cleansing rituals, taken out of context, are choreographed. I allow the audience to bear witness to an act at once intimate and universal.

BIO: Leah Aron is a New York-based performance artist interested in methods and aesthetics that are not traditionally associated with standards of perfection. The calamity of being female saturates her work. Her main goal in performance is to achieve altered states of consciousness, exploring the polarity of embodied experience from exhaustion to exhilaration, pain to pleasure. Aron’s body is her medium, often working with duration, repetition, movement, and stillness. Finding inspiration in her self-described surreal perception of moving through the world, she stages acts of desire and repulsion that unmask the power and trauma of identity. She holds a BFA from Tisch School of the Arts, Experimental Theater Wing. ARTIST’S WEBSITE