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Carol Brode

migration

This play is a reflection on the (im)possibility of accepting diversity and the other. The fragmented body of the neoplasm—the fruit of unstable conditions—overcomes barriers, loves and denies itself and others, wanders around, forgetting its profession. It frequently and with pleasure divides, goes through dangerous palpation, questions the possibility of contact with the experience of the other. Poorly brought up but very successful, it invites us to a trans-species transition.

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The room space selected by Brode evokes a complex sensibility of location and time, which incorporates numerous elements. Key to it all is an inscribed text from T.S. Eliot:
Because I know that time is only time
And place is always and only place
And what is actual is only for one time
And only for one place.

When

2005

About The Artist

Carol Brode attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she received both her BA and MA in Art. She did a graduate study at New York University for Mixed Media Studio and Art Theory. She works with mixed media, printmaking, and painting. She currently teaches studio art courses and is the Director of Harlan Gallery at Seton Hill University. She has curated several exhibitions for Harlan Gallery.

The room space selected by Brode evokes a complex sensibility of location and time, which incorporates numerous elements. Key to it all is an inscribed text from T.S. Eliot:
Because I know that time is only time
And place is always and only place
And what is actual is only for one time
And only for one place.

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