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Cat Mahari (performing artist-in-residence 2014/15) performs the second generation iteration of her performance and practice-as-research work Violent/Break: Vol II today at Women in the Arts Conference held at University of Missouri-St. Louis, in St. Louis, Missouri. Violent/Break first premiered at the Brink Festival in London, England, and since has been shown at festivals and conferences in Carei, Romania and Toronta, Ca. Violent/Break inquires into violence as a totality that pervades multiplicity of perspectives and experiences at intersections of privilege, racism, sexuality, gender, war, and humour, and begs the question: What is the dirtiest joke ever told and did you laugh?
This is Cat’s second year as a performing artist in residency, and between now and the last time she was hosted by Charlotte St. Foundation, in addition to her continued journey as a professional performing artist, she completed her MA in Performance, Practice, and Research at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London, England.