Michelle Ellsworth: Fusebox Festival

Preparation for the Obsolescence of the Y Chromosome
Wed Apr 8, 2015 - Fri Apr 10, 2015

Women & Their Work in conjunction with the Fusebox Festival, is proud to present Michelle Ellsworths new work, Preparation for the Obsolescence of the Y Chromosome, at the Ground Floor Theater (979 Springdale Rd, 78702). Two night’s only, Wed. April 8, 7pm and Friday April 10, 7pm. Free with your RSVP to the Fusebox Box Festival.

Preparation for the Obsolescence of the Y Chromosome attempts to prepare (both on a micro and macro level) for the end of men. Simultaneously committed to conservation and archival efforts, Ellsworth works in the tradition of folklorist Alan Lomax.  Using web technology, replacement apparatus (including a male gaze simulator), choreography (including gratitude-inspired token gestures), and the latest data from the Whitehead Institute at MIT, this work both combats and fuels rumors about the implications of the Y Chromosome’s reputed shrinkage.


  • when: Thurs April 9 @ 1pm (60 mins)
  • where: Women & Their Work Gallery > 1710 Lavaca St.
  • Michelle Ellsworth
  • Presented by Women & Their Work and Fusebox
  • This event is part of the 2015 Chewing the Fat series.

This is a free event. Reservations not required.


This is a free event. Reservations not required. Join the The Grownup Ladies and special guests Michelle Ellsworthand Brian Lobel at our Late Night Festival Hub. We Need to Talk combines true stories and spontaneous interaction. Across three sessions for Fusebox Festival 2015, The Grownup Lady Story Company will bring visiting artists into their intimate, funny, and sometimes inappropriate conversation. They will encourage their guests to join them in exploring dark personal histories, neurotic complexes, dysfunctional relationships, and, if time allows, they’ll let them talk about their projects.

Preparation for the Obsolescence of the Y Chromosome was commissioned by MCA Denver’s Feminism + Co and EcoArts Connections.

Women & Their Work is a Partner of the National Performance Network (NPN). This project is made possible in part by support from the NPN Performance Residency Program. Major contributors include the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). For more information: www.npnweb.org