Mai-Thu Perret’s performance activates the sculptural elements of her Spike Island exhibition and plays with the ongoing cultural relevance of the witch as fairy tale bogey woman, feminist icon, and working class heroine.
This performance is made in collaboration with Perret’s students at the Workmaster program, Labzone and Geneva School of Art and Design (HEAD – Genève), and with UK singer-songwriter Tamara Barnett-Herrin.
Tamara Barnett-Herrin is an artist living in Los Angeles. She has collaborated extensively with Swiss artist Mai-Thu Perret, performing at the Nasher Sculpture Centre Dallas, MAMCO Geneva, and Kunsthalle Basel, among others. She also to contributed to Conrad Shawcross’ sculpture installation ADA. As a vocalist and songwriter she has worked with Freeform Five, Mylo and Maurice Fulton, among others. She featured on Karlation by Karla released by Villa Magica Records, and produced Calendar Songs, a remix project.
Mai-Thu Perret was born in 1976 in Geneva, where she lives and works. She is known for her multidisciplinary practice encompassing sculpture, painting, video and installation. Perret has created a complex oeuvre which combines radical feminist politics with literary texts, homemade crafts and 20th century avant-garde aesthetics.