Drawn From Nature

Project: Art Performance

Role: Co-Director


Sarah Lasley

Performer and Advisor: Christopher Irmscher

Dancer: Regan Whistler

Venue: The Fuller Projects at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Created in collaboration with artist and filmmaker Sarah Lasley as an extension of "Birds of America", this work takes a deep dive in to John James Audubon’s Birds of America, and explores, honors, and reimagines the roles of the women who supported the work. Lucy Audubon plays the central role in this performance which focuses on her actions and feelings as well as other women who were fundamental to establishing Birds of America in its place in history. This performance is not a reenacted history – it is a creatively reimagined experience through the eyes of the women and wildness that make the book so unique.

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