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Tribeca Film Festival: MA by Celia Rowlson-Hall on April 19, 2015, presented at MoMA PS1 as part of VW Sunday Sessions 2014-2015. Photo by Derek Schultz.

In this modern-day vision of Mother Mary’s pilgrimage, a woman crosses the scorched landscape of the American Southwest. The film playfully deconstructs the role of this woman, existing in a world full of identities, through encounters that are alternately terrifying and sublime. MA is a journey into the visceral and the surreal, interweaving ritual, performance, and the body as sculpture.

This is a special advance preview of MA in conjunction with the Tribeca Film Festival. The one off screening is followed by a conversation between director, choreographer, and Bessie Award winning performer Celia Rowlson-Hall and internationally acclaimed Iranian artist Shirin Neshat.

Sunday Sessions is a weekly presentation of performance, moving images, dance, music, and discursive programs. Its mission is to embrace live arts as an integral aspect of contemporary practice and ask how art forms, which unfold in the here and now, produce specific ways of thinking and useful means to engage with the broader world. Every Sunday different artists, curators, thinkers and a range of other cultural agents are invited to share their latest projects and ideas with the MoMA PS1 audience.

Special thanks to Karl Mehrer of K2imaging

Sunday Sessions is organized by Jenny Schlenzka, Associate Curator with Alex Sloane, Curatorial Assistant and Rosey Selig-Addiss, Associate Producer.

Sunday Sessions 2014-15 is dedicated to Mike Skinner, 1974-2014

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Sunday Sessions and the VW Dome at MoMA PS1 are made possible by a partnership with Volkswagen of America.

Major support is provided by MoMA’s Wallis Annenberg Fund for Innovation in Contemporary Art through the Annenberg Foundation.

This performance is part of VW Sunday Sessions 2014-15.