IMPRESSIONS: NIC Kay’s “[GET WELL SOON] you black + bluised” at Abrons Arts Center
The transdisciplinary artist NIC Kay uses the expression "get well soon" as the jumping off point for their latest work, a triptych of hour-long performances that unfold over three days. Site-specific in nature, the world premiere of [GET WELL SOON] you black + bluised uses the brick-and-mortar architecture of Abrons Arts Center as its setting. Taken as a whole, the work reflects upon othering, the concept in which certain groups like Black and queer are positioned as different from and inferior to the mainstream.
The first piece, Prayer, occurs in the outdoor amphitheater several hours after a downpour. The sky dusky, the air sultry, showgoers . . .
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Photo by NIC Kay