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Transmission of the Persona: The Act of “Becoming” in Performance Art

September 8, 2023

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art

227 State Street Madison, Wisconsin, 53719


Artists Ava Wanbli and Ále Campos in Conversation

Friday, September 8, 2023 • 6—7 PM • Lecture Hall Free Admission

Listen in on a conversation between Chicago-based artists and performers Ava Wanbli and Ále Campos, who will discuss how performance artists define and defy personal and societal expectations of gender and sexuality, and how they correlate to the representation and life experiences of trans and non-binary people.

Guests will be able to ask questions after the discussion. Advance registration on Eventbrite is required to attend this admission-free program.

Wanbli’s video game-based artwork Sertraline Dolls is now on view in the Imprint Gallery. Be sure to arrive a bit early to experience the installation. The Imprint Gallery will be open until 6 PM, as will the rest of the Museum’s exhibitions. Gallery admission is always free.

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A Live Performance of Sertraline Dolls

Thursday, September 7, 2023 • 6—6:45 PM • Lecture Hall Free Admission

Join us for a live performance by Chicago-based artist Ava Wanbli, whose video
game-based work Sertraline Dolls is on view in the Imprint Gallery. Wanbli will
perform on stage with a 3-D printed manifestation of her “old” body as a meditation
on collapsing temporalities, reconnections of desires through sexual expression, and
how our bodies are consumed through media. She utilizes the experience of being
a trans sex worker within virtual spaces as a vehicle to communicate how modern
formats of technology affect the development of the persona.

Learn more about the performance and how to register.

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Guests are expected to maintain respectful conduct to ensure a safe and welcoming
space for everyone.