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The Exponential Festival Presents: Departure Study of Mother/land Fabric

Annie Heath

January 7 - January 8


The Brick and The Exponential Festival present
Departure Study of Mother/land Fabric
by Annie Heath
January 7 and 8 at 8pm
January 8 at 3pm

Was forgetting a calculated effort? How can you hold onto what you cannot recall? Heath’s solo performance seams pieces of movement, text, and video; exposing her deepest fantasies of an unknown mother. Suspended bojagi pieces create a fantasied womb space where fragments of partial truths and unverified facts circulate, slowly imprinting a possibility of embodied “folklore” memory.

Created and Performed by Annie Heath
In collaboration with
Shannon Brooks (Filmmaker)
Leonie Castelino (Visual Designer)
and Anna Wotring (Producer)

Departure Study of Mother/land Fabric is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council. 2020-2022 work of Annie Heath is made possible with the generous assistance of New York Live Arts; Asian American Arts Alliance; University of Massachusetts Amherst; and LEIMAY Foundation.

Photography by Shunyao Zhang

Lauded as “a cutting edge…boundary-pushing festival” by CBS New York, “[The Exponential Festival] is where you go to see things in [their] purest and most inventive state.” (WNYC) “[Exponential] has curated a slate of emerging experimental performers who blur and complicate the boundaries of theater, comedy, visual art, and dance.” (Brooklyn Rail) Since 2016, Exponential has presented the work of 1,200 NYC-based artists to 17,300 audience members in 23 (primarily Brooklyn) venues. Our artists present multi-week runs, one-offs, and variety shows throughout the month of January in theaters, back rooms, basements, and box-stores—making “The Exponential [Festival] as big as Brooklyn itself.” (American Theatre Magazine)

A Note About The Brick’s COVID’s Protocols: As of August 16th, New York City requires proof of vaccination in order to attend indoor performances. We will be enforcing this policy for all upcoming performances. In addition, we ask that all audience members remain masked. All staff and performers will be vaccinated; performers may not be masked. Audience can provide proof of vaccination with a government issued I.D. along with a physical copy or picture of your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card, the NYC COVID Safe Pass or the New York State Excelsior Pass. We are navigating this day to day just like all of you, so please be patient with staff.



January 8, 2022
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Brick Theater
579 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, 11211 United States
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