The advice for young artists is clear: stay true to yourself, your work, and your unique vision that will, needless to say, change the world. Yet, when confronted with a society that demands professionalism and punctuality, these imperatives seem naïve and entitled.
This push and pull between artistry and capitalism is the heart of Oh, Celine. Debuting in 2018, it is an ongoing multimedia performance by Kate Ladenheim and Cecilia Lynn-Jacobs. With sharp comedic timing, Lynn-Jacobs embodies Celine, a fake persona of self-indulgence and woo woo wonderment. She is a caricature to be sure, yet she reads as real, a spirit sister of . . .
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Magnum Opus at Brooklyn Studios for Dance as part of Oh, Celine; Photo by Chelsea Robin Lee