An Italian performing feats of agility, 2015

The photographs presented here are from the series "An Italian performing feats of agility", 2015. The titles are drawn from a literary reference to 16th-century entertainment. In his publication, A Book for Shakespeare Plays & Pageants, author O.L. Hatcher describes the atmosphere during Queen Elizabeth’s progresses. In particular, he lists the entertainment provided for her at Kenilworth in 1575, which on a Thursday consisted of, among other things, ‘An Italian doing feats of agility . . . ’ 

A collaborative, performative process for this studio-based project involved contributing artist and model Patricia Kirshner.

Images are available as archival pigment prints, 16 in. x 20 in., editions of 5, printed on Canson Rag Photographique by master printer Jason Burstein of Conveyor Arts.

Prices available upon request.