Untitled from It's Time We Talk series

It's Time We Talk

It's Time We Talk was a performance art exhibition held at Public Space One in Iowa City, Iowa on Saturday, April 14, 2018. Curated by Melissa Airy, a group of 9 female performance artists came together to use live actions and storytelling to speak about their personal experiences as women that they had previously kept private to the world.

Untitled from It's Time We Talk series, performance, audio recording, 2018

Melissa Airy was born and raised in Cedar Rapids, IA. She graduated with a BFA in performance art and BA in art eduction from the University of Northern Iowa in 2014. After graduation Melissa taught art for several years to middle and high school students in Waterloo, IA. Currently, Melissa is a graduate student at the University of Iowa studying Intermedia art practices.

In her own words:

Being strongly influenced by my upbringing in the Catholic faith, I investigate the rituals, actions and symbols that are prominent within the Church. Most recently, I walked the Camino de Santiago, a 500 mile historic walking pilgrimage throughout Spain. My month living simply out of a backpack in communion with fellow pilgrims has profoundly changed how I interact wth the world around me. My current work explores how I can translate my experiences as a pilgrim to the secular world.

Melissa's website

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on April 27, 2018

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