extent of explosive lament

Lorene Bouboushian

January 11 at 8pm

January 15 at 4pm

January 18 at 8pm

Part of FEATURING... at The Brick

$10 at the door


January 26, 27 at 7:30

Part of Chez Bushwick's Artist In Residence Program

$12 in advance


Performances at CPR


A somatic process of extricating my cultural conditioning and experience through voice, movement, and being-in-extremis. I confront my whiteness and my Armenian/Lebanese heritage, working class background and elite college education, kale salads and food stamps. I activate my body as an ever-liminal, ever-contentious site: I am the crier of doom and the insulated princess.  


I’m putting my post-colonial, transnational, low-fat whiteness on sale.

Everything is thrown into relief, via a praxis that collaborates with the entire performance situation, sliding between our meta-political selves.

I seek a destabilizing exhumation of my power, my trauma.


Lorene Bouboushian is a performance artist and educator originally from rural Texas, who utilizes "self-exposure and vulnerability in real, risky ways" [CultureBot, 2011] and produces “thought-provoking commentary on social limits” [Minneapolis Star Tribune, 2016]. www.lorenebouboushian.org



DESIRE/REVILE: a performance workshop with Lorene Bouboushian


photo by farrington llewellyn

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Art by Mark Toneff.

The Exponential Festival is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC), and the Mental Insight Foundation.