Uncontainable – Installation by Caitlin Rose Sweet

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Uncontainable – Installation by Caitlin Rose Sweet
August 17–31, 2017
Le Petit Versailles
346 E Houston St, New York, New York 10002

Uncontainable is an craft based installation that explores the long history of the vessel being a metaphor for a feminine body that is open, empty, and awaiting to be filled by the patriarchy. Caitlin Rose Sweet’s ceramic sculptures presents complicated forms that embody the potentiality of queerness and interrogates concepts of functionality, feminine labor, and interdependence. These queer ceramic vessels are not simple passive receivers to hold what is given to them but evolving hungry beasts that drip with their desire, love, and revolt.

The installation will be open to the public from Aug 17- Sept 3rd. On the closing day Sept 3rd from 5-7 pm there will be a garden party that celebrates queer pleasure and resistance. Please dress to impress in your finest sequins, hard florals, and highest drag. The space will be graced with the performances from John Michael Swartz, Carlo Maria and Connor Donahue, Miss West Vargina, Red, Mayfield Brooks (adddance.tumblr.com), B Dyson, Jennifer Vanilla (youtube.com/c/JenniferVanillaTV), and boiled wool (boiledwool.bandcamp.com). This magical moment will be sweetened by the confections of Vanessa Rae’s Glitter Sweet. Caitlin Rose Sweet’s ceramic vessels will be activated by a group of performers who will form living tableaus of queer intimacy by exchanging fluid between the vessels. This fluid exchange fountain will be performed by Lauren Lydiard, Noelle Fries (noellefries.com), Luz Cruz, Abigail Lloyd (www.hedronstudio.com ), Avigail Hurvitz-Prinz and others.


Le Petit Versailles events are made possible by Allied Productions, Inc., Gardeners & Friends of LPV, GreenThumb/NYC Dept. of Parks, Materials for the Arts, the NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs, and the Office of City Councilwoman Rosie Mendez. LPV Exhibitions are made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.