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Permission to Fail/Sweet Nothing

Recently featured in Sookoon Ang’s 
Documentary Film “Living For Art”
Premiered in March 2019 at Artfifa in Montreal
Permission To Fail is a collaborative duet between Laurie Berg and Bessie McDonough-Thayer. 2008-2012

In matching blue sweat suits, Laurie and Bessie act out the general differences that arise when individuality itself – and the details that make it – is purposefully withheld.
Created by Laurie Berg and Bessie McDonough-Thayer

Other iterations and showings…

  • November 2012: Women in Motion Festival at Barrows Theater, NY, NY
  • June 2011: BRINK at Dixon Place Theater, NY, NY
  • December 2010: Dance and Video at The 303 Gallery (with live video drawing by Shantell Martin), NY, NY
  • November 2009: Movement Research at the Judson Church, NY, NY
  • May 2009: CATCH 35, Bushwick Starr Theater, NY, NY
  • December 2008: 2nd Sundays Series, counterPULSE, San Francisco, CA