Justice (After Margaret Dragu), 7a11d International Festival of Performance Art, 2016
Justice is an homage not only to those of us who seek freedom from arcane systems of power, but also to artist Margaret Dragu and her well-known persona Lady Justice, who bears witness to our determination to exact judicial reform. Barry’s performance reflects on issues of violence and sexuality in the 21st century, it brings to the conversation current feminist critiques that stem from the #metoo, #ibelievesurvivors, Slut Walk and Stop Rape movements. Justice (After Margaret Dragu) explores the interrelation of fear, (in)justice and the body, following themes of power and intersubjectivity in her overall practice.
Review by: Jessica Karuhanga, Justice, After Margaret Dragu