Raimundas Malašauskas

Meeting Dixie Evans How to Burlesque

Raimundas Malašauskas
Meeting Dixie Evans How to Burlesque

Text(s) by Raimundas Malasauskas, contributions by Christodoulos Panayiotou, Ruth Robbins, Jessica Warboys, Hélène Vanel

Series: dOCUMENTA (13): 100 Notizen - 100 Gedanken

German, English

2012. 32 pp., 9 ills.


ISBN 978-3-7757-3108-9

For his notebook, the artist, writer and curator Raimundas Malašauskas stages a fictional séance with five other participants: the burlesque legend Dixie Evans, artist Christodoulos Panayiotou, literary theorist Ruth Robbins, artist Jessica Warboys, and dancer Hélène Vanel. The many-voiced mediumistic text starts with a phone call from actress Sally Rand, who pretends to be President Roosevelt and informs the shocked Dixie Evans about the death of Marilyn Monroe in 1962. “Catapulting” and “re-performing” have been key words of the neo-burlesque movement in the U.S. and Europe since the 1990s. Participants talk about the moment of re-performing clothes, bodies, and tropes, when excitement sparks through both sexual and social attraction.

Language: German/English

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