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    "What’s my Worth?" Closing night performance and celebration.

    The closing night performance of the "What's my Worth?" exhibition at Ivy Brown Gallery led the public to participate and take a short stroll trough the streets of the West Village.                                                                                                                                                                                               Thank you for your presence, encouragment and reactions.                                                                                       Click on links to view opening night performance What's my Worth?                                                                                              & the closing night performance What's my Worth? From the depth of my suitcase. 

    The Final image I took of this exhibition while leading a walking performance and leaving clues for the participants. WmW? & LTAW merged for a short moment. Photo by Marie Christine Katz

    What’s My Worth? by Marie Christine Katz

    'What’s My Worth?' The solo exhibition features visual and performance materials of the artist’s intimate thoughts. An exploration of savings, earnings, splurges and the impact those actions have on one self’s, others and the environment, presented as a multimedia installation with performances on opening and closing nights. Following the 2008 financial meltdown Marie Christine kept a journal, noting aspects of her life that changed as the result of economic downturn. This process involved questioning her worth as a mother and an artist in a society that usually does not grant a monetary value to these roles. Cutting costs (fictional at times) and assessing the resulting savings was one method Marie Christine used to determine her financial contribution. In this process, her savings became earnings and a measure of her monetary worth. Her continued exploration led to the creation of performances and the resulting installations.

    In addition Marie Christine will conduct participatory workshops, “Work in Progress”, in which she will assist participants in the repair and transformation of the damaged or incomplete item(s) they bring, turning them into new wearable art creations and rendering them usable again. 

    Marie Christine Katz is an interdisciplinary performance artist. Her work addresses personal and current events encompassing environmental issues, community storytelling and social commentary. She is interested in bringing elements of art and theater together, encouraging public participation and collaboration with artists of various disciplines .   

    All Photos on this page by Paul Katz unless otherwise noted

    Photo by Hilary Kliros



































    Photo by Emma McCagg


    Photo by Emma McCagg


    Photo by Emma McCagg

    Click here if you want to know more about  LTAW  


    Images of Saturday's Dance and Workshop 

    On Saturday as part of "What's my Worth?" exhibition at Ivy Brown Gallery I conducted a workshop of "Work in Progress" and performed with Emily Faulkner a dance inspired by the "Domesticity" video that is included in the exhibition. In addition Emily presented her "Table" dance. Thank you so much to all the participants.































    All the above photos are by Jorge Clar courtesy of mck, all photos below by Marie Christine Katz











    July 23rd Dance Performance at 2.15 Workshop 2.45 to 5pm



    Items repaired and repurposed by yesterday's participants Photos by Marie Christine Katz


    The light in the gallery was beautiful yesterday, detail of the exhibition.



    What’s My Worth? Performances and exhibition

















    Gathering, Photograph by Marie Christine Katz 2014 


    Le Petit Stroupf. Size vary Yarn, Needles, Suitcase and Wooden toys.  Nature Nurtured. 38"W x 5'H x 34"D Home grown and harvested plant (weeds?) Headphones.

    Gathering 9"W x 17"H x 1"D Photographs, Threads,Needle, Lint, Mesh.Exhibit #9 Artifact from performance with repurposed stretcher, Yarn,Lint,Wire, Needle, Thread, Wire Hanger.Bound/Bound. 46"W to ceiling x 36"D Suitcase, Concrete, Yarn, Leaves.




    Domesticity, Video installation. Repurposed I Pad & Wires.
    Exhibit #1 Artifact from Performance presented with NLE. Lint,Wire,Wirehanger, Threads, Repurpose frame.

    Tu m'élève. 24"W x 63"H x 13"D Repurposed stretcher, Tape,Lint.   Putting Myself Together Again. 7"W x 18"H x 1"D.




     Here below small selection of photographs by Marie Christine Katz




    What's my Worth? The Itinerant festival at The Bronx Museum 

    I am delight to perform What's my Worth? at The Bronx Museum of Art as part of The Itinerant 2015 Festival created by Hector Canonge on Tuesday 11/17 The program is from 7pm to 10 pm. I hope that you will be able to come and enjoy an evening of perfomances.

    Tuesday 11/17 program at The Bronx Museum of the Arts Participating Artists:

    Chelsea Coon (United States), Marie Christine Katz (Switzerland), Rosary Solimanto (United States)Agnes Yit (Malaysia), Zach Trebino (United States)Courtney Brown (United States), Holly Timpener (Canada), and Eli Gold(United States).

    What's my Worth? Performed at Five Myles Gallery

    Photo by Eva Davidova courtesy of mck