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Martha L McDonald

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My solo performances blend singing of baroque music with lecture/demonstrations, autobiographical narrative, humor, and sculptural elements and costumes that I knit, sew and embroider to transmit stories and ideas.

My artistic practice often focuses on site-specific "interventions" in historic house museums and botanic gardens where I uncover forgotten histories, both cultural and natural, and invite the audience to experience the site in new and unexpected ways.

My work has been produced in Berlin at Brotfabrik; in New York at PS 122, The Joyce SoHo, Galapagos Art Space and HERE Center for the Arts; in San Francisco at Theatre of Yugen (Project Artaud); in Chicago at Links Hall; in Baltimore at Evergreen Museum & Library and 14K Cabaret; and in my native Philadelphia at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Rosenbach Museum & Library, Prince Music Theater, Painted Bride Art Center, The Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe.


All images are from "drown'd in mine own tears" (April 2004 at the Prince Music Theater in Philadelphia). The piece was a multi-media performance/knitting demonstration exploring the pain of waiting and acceptance through the Greek myths of Penelope and Ariadne.

For a recent project in the Philadelphia Institute of Contemporary Art's "Soft Sites" exhibition at Bartram's Garden, I took the audience on a tour of the 18th century garden to explore the extinction of plants and our loss at their disappearance.

Martha McDonald
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