As part of a residency at Brown, artists Annie Saunders and Becca Wolff will develop their project Our Country, which explores an intimate portrait of a complex sibling relationship. Inspired in part by Sophocles’s Antigone (441 BCE) and Professor Bonnie Honig’s seminal work, Antigone, Interrupted (Cambridge University Press, 2013), Saunders sets off on an autobiographical journey using recreations of recorded conversations with her outlaw brother. Inside this shape-shifting space they face each other at their most primal. Our Country excavates the past to rethink the present, recalling a time when we were young – as individuals, as a nation, as a democratic system. How far have we really come?
Brown Arts Institute held two open rehearsals for Our Country on October 18, 2022 and October 20, 2022, moderated by Bonnie Honig, Nancy Duke Lewis Professor of Modern Culture and Media and Political Science and Co-Director of the Democracy Project.
Co-Conceived and devised by Annie Saunders and Becca Wolff
Directed by Becca Wolff
Featuring Annie Saunders and Jesse Saler