Sure, Halloween is over, but that's no reason not to attend an event with the word "corpse" in it. It's got nothing to do with spooks and ghouls and everything to do with an experimental theatrical presentation. Girls' Club of Fort Lauderdale is presenting Drifting: A Theatrical Exquisite Corpse. It draws from the surrealist tradition of the exquisite corpse, a collaborative exercise using words and images to construct a figure or phrase. The current Girls' Club writer in residence is Vanessa Garcia, and she's hosting this event. It includes dance, performance art, and more traditional forms of theater. "The idea behind the performance," says Garcia, "is not only to take you through the exhibit but also to see what's inside the head of some pretty amazing artists, all women working out of South Florida." The point is to deliver an experience the viewer can live through, not just look at.
Girls' Club was founded in 2006 by artist Francie Bishop Good and her husband, David Horvitz, and is a foundation and alternative space dedicated to exhibiting contemporary art by women. Drifting: A Theatrical Exquisite Corpse takes place Friday. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 7:30. Girls' Club is located at 117 NE Second St. in Fort Lauderdale. Admission is free but limited to 50 people, so an RSVP is required. Call 954-828-9151, or visit girlsclubcollection.org.
Fri., Nov. 22, 7:30 p.m., 2013