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Indiana University
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Friday, August 10, 2012

Divorce Performance Art

From the Washington Post:

At 10 a.m. on Aug. 11, Kathryn Cornelius will wear a white gown and walk toward her betrothed to exchange vows before a crowd of assembled guests. An ordained minister will officiate, then the pair will drink champagne, cut the cake and gaze into each other’s eyes as they dance their first dance. And then they will divorce.

At 11 a.m. she’ll do it all over again with someone new. And at noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and every hour on the hour until she has wed and divorced seven people.

When it’s over, she’ll go home, take off the gown, let the spray tan fade. She will hope that those in attendance might think differently, now, about weddings, marriage, divorce, and the jangled mess of love and loathing in modern America. That they will be jarred into thinking about how easy it is for people to get married and divorced and married again — assuming the government has granted them that right.

Her performance art piece is called “Save the Date.” It will take place at the Corcoran Gallery of Art as part of the museum’s "Take It to the Bridge" series, co-sponsored by the Washington Project for the Arts. “The Bridge” is a 7-foot-by-7-foot plexiglass cube that was recently installed above the Corcoran’s entryway. Artists in the series will use the Bridge as both the space and inspiration for their installations or live performances.

Read more here.   In the comments section of the story, one person notes that this is not new, and that Alix Lambert did the same in 1993 with both men and a woman over the course of a few months.


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That's crazy! Beautiful example of performing arts, but still crazy! :)

Posted by: Divorce Forms | Aug 16, 2012 6:22:19 PM

Absolutely crazy. But interesting!
Thanks a lot!

Posted by: Horace T. Shields | Sep 14, 2012 2:03:09 AM

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