Performance, ceramics, drawings, installation
Horse and Pony Gallery, Berlin
Press Release: Molly Jo Shea, an artist and performer living in Los Angeles, is creating a body of work surrounding the terrifying folklore of the Mandrake Root for her show at Horse and Pony. Deemed the first genetic engineering horror story, the mandrake (or Alraune), history is more relevant now than ever, since news that the first human children have been CRISPR edited. In an immersive performance, Molly will be using special effects makeup to transform into the role of the witch-like creature who creates the Alraune, performed by Carrie McIlwain. Also traveling with her to Berlin will be her brood of root-like ceramics to be unearthed, feared, and smoked from.