How to Be Afraid?

2017-2020


How to Be Afraid?

is a duet performance with mayfield brooks (NYC) that explores our separate but connected histories of the transatlantic slave trade, finding hauntings in our current psyches.

Works in progress performed at:

Metal Culture, Liverpool & Chisenhale Dance Space, London 2017

Improspekcije at Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb 2019

Supported by Arts Council England

coming soon: The Bluecoat, Liverpool 2020


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KUDERA + MPEARSONATER Anthropo+Screen by-products

2019-2020


KUDERA + MPEARSONATERAnthropo+Screen by-products, episode ii

New collaboration between fashion designer Alena Kudera and multi-disciplinary performance maker Mary Pearson, international artists based within Static Gallery and Metal at Edge Hill Station, Liverpool.

 

Sept 23, 2019 ‘rough cuts’ screening of shorts at Metal Culture, Liverpool.

Oct 4, 2019 work-in-progress performance installation at Unity Theatre.

 

https://mary-pearson-5xfm.squarespace.com


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FoMO, mofos!

toured in 2017-18


FoMO mofos! (Fear of Missing Out, mother***ers!) 

A kaleidoscopic meditation on the digital age state of being: modern myth, cautionary tale, and

cinematic visual feast, created and performed by Mary Pearson

 

 


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The Sand Dog Cometh

Toured 2014-2016


A multi disciplinary solo homage to the avante-garde, to kitsch, shtick, and academia, to snobbery, trash and easy laughs.

Written, directed and performed by Mary Pearson

visual collaboration with Anne Sophie Malmberg (DK/Berlin)


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FAILURE (& other opportunities for non linear success)

Toured 2012-2015


Solo performance bringing together visual absurdity with contemporary dance, comedy and social commentary.

FASHION VICTIM, ASPIRING POP DIVA and CHRONIC UNDERACHIEVER is consumed by delusional fantasies of commercial success.

 

 


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Ponderosa and Con|VERGE Residency

2013 - 2015


Co-curated by Mary Pearson and Miriam Wolodarski

Con|VERGE residency took place at Ponderosa Tanzland (Stolzenhagen, Germany) 2013-2015. Collaborative performance residency which offered interdisciplinary performance artists a chance to come together to make new work.

Taking on board the experiences from Con|VERGE, a new residency re-emerged and was launched in 2017:

REMIX residency 

 


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Pop Corps

September 2, 2016


BLANK CANVAS residency at the Firkin Crane, Cork, Ireland

Supported by LICC bursary from the Bluecoat and Create Ireland

A continuation of 'Wild Trio' project, a site-specific work commissioned by Physical Fest 2015

 

 


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