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Promotional photograph, of Susan Abelson relating to her performance "Alone of Your Sex," a part of the "Chicago Performs," series, March 26-27, 1993.<br>"Alone of Your Sex" examines society's views of women who are pregnant, and defies the taboos surrounding pregnancy. Made up of segments which question various positions of authority: the medical, the scientific, the religious, the scholarly, etc., the work also incorporates a multimedia presentation on Couvade, a male birth ritual, and imaginative stories of the first pregnant man. <br>This performance was a part of the 1992-1993 season of the "Chicago Performs" series, held September 1992-April 1993. The series began in 1990 and was dedicated to highlighting some of the city's established and emerging performance artists. -[Source: Event Calendar -- March/April 1993]
Chicago Performs: Alone of Your Sex, March 26-27, 1993
B&w photograph, 12.5x17.75 cm.
Box 189, in folder titled "Orderly" (should be with "Chicago Performs")
Written in pen on back of photo: Susan Abelson "Alone of Your Sex" March 26 & 27, 1993
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The original object was photographed with a NIKON D810 digital camera at 300 ppi as a camera raw file (NEF). The NEF file was converted first to a digital negative file (DNG) before final conversion to the TIFF format in Adobe Photoshop.