Santina Amato

Dis-rupted, 2019

Dis-rupted: A Performance by Santina Amato

4-8pm, December 4th, 2018

Crosstown Arts’ 430 Gallery

430 N. Cleveland,

Memphis, TN


Dis-rupted was a durational performance that focused on the materiality of bread dough and women’s bodies in a designated space. Dis-rupted was the largest project Amato has attempted with bread dough to date, inviting twelve female identifying women to create 900 lbs of dough in a public performance setting held on December 4th, 2018. The (anti)climax of the event saw the performers lay in the dough as it rose around them, consuming their bodies for a period of over an hour. This work is a continuation of Amato’s investigations into the materiality of dough and her focus on the notion of the intimate body, especially the female body.


Performers: Santina Amato, Caitlin Hassinger, Ashli Aaron, Megan Travis-Carr, Bianca Phillips, Mary Jo Karimnia, Lily Anderson, Julianna Johnston, Erica Vanhaute, Madelyn Altman, Asayah Young, Elizabeth Elder


Review by Lisa Williamson at Numbers:Inc Magazine.

http://www.numberinc.org/defiant-reticence-in-santina-amatos-dis-rupted/?fbclid=IwAR3UxGqWNdkThX8ts9Ays-mu3dwx9Ar6RgDYum_l0VWg3ZGLXaMNMKgX_mk

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