Performance + Exhibition Reception
Rising was a one-night-only collaborative performance ruminating on the fluidity of identity and the interconnectedness of all things, by Gretchen Frances Bennett and mmuumm (Brit Ruggirello), followed by a reception celebrating Bennett’s solo exhibition Air, the free or unconfined space above the surface of the earth.
The performance took the form of a newly composed musical score of processed sound by mmuumm (Brit Ruggirello) overlaid with the reading of a short lyric essay by Gretchen Frances Bennett. The musical score was tuned to 432 Hz, which is said to be consistent with the natural vibrational frequency of the universe and to have cosmic healing properties. Bennett's spoken piece tracks her search for freedom and authenticity through the lens of personal milestones like navigating the awkward passage from childhood to adolescence and adulthood.
Friday, March 15, 2019
7:00 – 9:30 pm
Photo courtesy of the Frye Art Museum