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JOAN

JOAN (2013) was a cite specific telephonic performance. Cut from George Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan, the work explores the shift of trial and sentencing being carried out remotely via videolink. Using the trial of Joan of Arc as the structure, the performance, which took place in two separate offices connected only via speaker phone and video link, inquires how bodies sharing a space can create sympathetic experiences. What effect can such mediated experiences have on 'blind justice,' and is blind justice what we really need?

Director - Michael Burditt Norton
Joan of Arc - Arielle Bier
Judge 1 - Alex Coggin
Judge 2 - Jessica Lauren Elizabeth Taylor