The Just-In-Case Woman  2018-ongoing

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JICW examines assumptions of empowerment, by revealing the double-edged sword of high expectations, a state of constant planning, anxiety, and competition. Through interviews with a sample of women in the SF Bay Area, we document their reflections on their own personal search for safety, security, voice and self-actualization in a complex, costly, and unsteady world. 

Kimberley Campisano (visual artist) in collaboration with Diana Lara (choreographer, performer) are devising a multimedia art installation and dance performance directly based on key themes and stories that emerge through interviews with four such women. Based on the responses to these interviews, visual and performative dialogues emerge that exemplify specific scenarios of JIC women through video, photography, stop-motion, fragments of recorded interviews, dance, and a sound landscape.