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A lecture performance by Sister Sylvester

Acclaimed director Sister Sylvester and a cohort of BGC students lead audiences through this bio-art lecture performance. Genetic and archival research—on a costume hat from Bertolt Brecht’s Berliner Ensemble—are woven together to help us remember the stories of those who wore it. This hands-on experience is for ages 14 and up.

Wednesday, September 7, 6 pm
38 West 86th Street, Lecture Hall

$15 General Admission | $12 Seniors
Free for BGC members, those with a college or museum ID, and persons with disabilities and caregivers

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Sister Sylvester (aka Kathryn Karaoglu Hamilton) is an artist based in New York and Istanbul. As Sister Sylvester, she creates essayistic performances that use first-hand research, found documents, animals, and technology to make cross-species collaborations and cyborg theater. She is a current resident at ONX Studio, a new media workspace created by the Onassis Foundation and the New Museum; a 2019 MacDowell Fellow; and an alumnus of the Public Theater Devised Theater Working Group and New Works program. Her most recent film, Our Ark, co-directed with Deniz Tortum, premiered at the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam in November 2021 and has screened at international festivals, including the Istanbul International Film Festival, where it won Best Short Film.