Emily Mast

4030 N. Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90065 mastonfig@gmail.com


Pool, 2022, looping performance, 20 minutes

Pool is a performance and installation developed as a collaboration between CarWash Collective (Jennifer Minniti and Beverly Semmes) and Emily Mast in conjunction with the exhibition Witch Hunt at the Hammer Museum and the ICA LA. The performance showcases a new collection of CarWash garments based on Semmes’s Feminist Responsibility Project, a series of mixed media works that were on display at the Hammer Museum as part of that exhibition. As a performance, installation, and collection of objects and garments, Pool addresses themes of exposure, concealment, reflection and distortion in relation to gender, sexuality and the self.

Performed by: Gregory Barnett, Eunjin Choi, Jessica Hemingway, Micah Moch, Darrian O’Reilly
Costumes: CarWash Collective (Jennifer Minniti and Beverly Semmes)
Live music set: Ghorba
Video: Hannah Kirby
Production: JOAN, Hammer Museum, ICA LA