Wary Mary
Dafna Maimon

15 Aug–17 Aug 2019


Berlin, DE

Dafna Maimon creates a surround performance set in the historical teaching facility of the anatomical theater, built in 1790. Recalling the historical figure of Mary Mallon or ‘Typhoid Mary,’ a tabloid super-spreader who infected her employers, Maimon humorously explores both viral and psychological contagion. The social pressure on women to have children is pervasive; Maimon stages an absurdist situation in which the female body and psyche is shaped and stretched. The piece is developed through artistic research in dialog with TAT and contemporary academic perspectives on gender and biopolitics.