Bates senior to stage "Driven"

Bates senior theater major Kathleen Wyatt of Braintree, Mass., will stage her performance art piece “Driven” amidst a collection of Holocaust-related photographic ensembles at 4:15 p.m. Friday, March 10, in the Bates College Museum of Art. The public is invited to attend without charge.

Wyatt has chosen to stage her performance art piece amidst the current exhibit in the Bates Museum of Art by French artist Christian Boltanski, which will be on view through March 24. “Christian Boltanski: The Loss of Innocence” highlights work for which Boltanski has become widely known over the years in Europe, the United States and Israel. The artist uses children’s school photographs from the 1930s and 1940s found in European archives. Although the children are often portrayed smiling in the original photographs, Boltanski’s enlarged, grainy images become distorted and invoke the imminent tragedy of the Holocaust.

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