FLETCHER, Vanessa Dion

VanessaDionFletcher, #MensturalAccessory Performers: Jessica Arizaga, Itunuoluwa Ebijimi, Chloe M Cucinotta, Jinlu Luo Chicago, USA 2016 PHOTO Ningfeng Zhang

Thursday October 13  7:30 pm
Geary Lane

What if menstruation was trendy, fashionable, and desirable? #MenstrualAccessory is a new product. It comes in a little bottle and can be applied to your white pants to cover your period stains with much prettier pink stains. For the best overall look, be sure to match your stain color with your shoes and lipstick. Blending infomercial, market research, and personal diary, #MenstrualAccessory will introduce the audience to this life-changing accessory. Yes, #Menstrual Accessory will be available for purchase.

Vanessa Dion Fletcher received her MFA in 2016 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work employs porcupine quills, wampum belts, and menstrual blood to reveal the complexities of what defines a body physically and culturally. These themes are brought together in the context of her Potawatomi and Lenape ancestry, and her learning disability.