The Just-In-Case Woman  2018-ongoing

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This Dance Performance and Multi Media Art exhibition explores the relationship between survival and the search for safety in the 21st century. The exhibition, first installed in the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts in San Francisco, features a series of spaces that explore the changing roles, responsibilities and expectations of women in contemporary society.  We invited visitors to deconstruct personal survival and the search for safety through a critical lens -  examining how women are impacted by the broader economic and social systems that govern society. The Just in Case Woman (JICW) highlights how these systems prioritize production and consumerism over creativity, nature, time, and community, while celebrating the wisdom, skills, and power of women to restore balance to their lives in the face of external pressures.

Director and Choreographer: Diana Lara.

Photographer, Videographer and Visual Artist:  Kimberley Campisano

Performers: Gizeh Muniz and Amy Wasielewski. 

We extend our gratitude to the women who courageously shared their stories with us and whose words became our inspiration: Roberta Chavez, Mary Fonte, Gizeh Muniz, and Mariah Rankine Landers 

Music by:  Tanya Tagaq, Cobrabob, and Micropixie.

Images and video on this page from exhibition at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts in San Francisco. June 17-July 16, 2021.

All photography and video by Kimberley Campisano 2020, 2021