The Jackie Look


Finley performs as Jackie Kennedy Onassis looking back at her images in pictures. Through humor, pathos and memory Finley examines the collectability of trauma, the fetish of memorabilia and her contributions and impact on styling trauma. Using the platform of a lecture set in the present day, Jackie contemplates her life in pictures and society’s projection onto her as a monument of grief and is asked to be released from our gaze. Finley uses the performance opportunity to consider the trauma of our nation’s historical imagery and to be conscious of the healing power of the transformation of our painful memory landscape into new images of future promise and imagination.


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