“Production” : an evening of performances and readings on the invisible labors of care
Sat, Sep 02, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Please join us for an evening of performances and readings on the invisible labors of care, in conjunction with our current exhibition, Producing Humans, and hosted by its curators Alexandra Egan, Alyssa Matthews, and Yasmin Reshamwala

Performance by Lia Bautista
Readings by: Emily Johnston, Tricia Vessey, Iris Cushing, and Alex Egan

A limited run of the Bushel Editions zine Producing Humans will be available at the event.


Lia Bautista is a choreographer, dancer and professional recording artist. Her choreography incorporates elements of comedy and theater while pulling inspiration from her formal training as a modern dancer. Her dance works have been showcased at Green Space, Triskelion Arts, Chez Bushwick and Bushwick Open Studios. Lia is a co-creator of the Pearl Mixed Media Dance Series, which presented over 100 dance and music artists in downtown Brooklyn at the Actors Fund Theater from 2010-2015. Lia’s music, which was recorded and performed under the moniker, Dulcinea Detwah, is heavily influenced by her hometown, Detroit. Bautista’s music projects have received funding from the Jerome Foundation and Brooklyn Arts Council. Now a mother of two, Bautista is excited to be reengaging with her artistic practice and collaborators.

Emily Johnston is an American artist and writer raised in Paris and living in Bovina, NY.

Iris Cushing is a poet living in Delaware County. Among her passions are small-press publishing, radical feminist literature, and pop rock music from the 70s.

Alexandra Egan is a writer and artist living in Meredith, NY and Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. Recent poems have appeared in Posit Journal, Bodega Mag and elsewhere. Her work documents the viscera of our shared human experience.

Tricia Vessey (Franklin, NY) is a writer and actress whose work is characterized by a blend of dark wit and absurdism. Vessey’s “In the Production Office,” a new media series which she co-wrote and directed, was screened in competition at the International Film Festival in Rotterdam. Vessey is notable for her performances in Trouble Every Day, directed by Claire Denis, and Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, directed by Jim Jarmusch. She is currently writing for an animated series and working on a collection of short stories.