Peggy Piacenza

performing artist

sweet, rotten, sweet

Premiering March 2019

A visceral communal ritual examining what it means to see, be seen, and bear witness to the passage of time.

BONFIRE Gallery, 603 S. Main Street, Seattle

March 7–March 31, 2019


March 7: First Thursday Opening 6–8pm

March 8–31: Installation Exhibit, Thur–Sun, 11am–5pm (11am–4pm on performance days)

March 16–30: Performances, 3/16 5pm; 3/17, 3/23, 3/24 4pm & 6pm; 3/29 8pm; 3/30 6pm & 8pm

Performance tickets are required, limited to 25 people per show, and offered on a “radical hospitality” basis ($10–75)

Tickets on sale soon!


In this video installation, Peggy Piacenza has crafted a visual and sonic landscape that utilizes dance and performance to illuminate the human struggle to find meaning within an absurd world. Reimagining past choreographic works that deal with the nature of touch and the inevitability of mortality, sweet, rotten, sweet aims to strip away extraneous layers in order to discover moments of stillness within an overstimulated, disoriented psyche.

The next step in a creative evolution, sweet, rotten, sweet re-conceives material from Piacenza’s recent work The Event, into a new realm of video installation and gallery performance.

In addition to the installation, there will be live performances throughout the month. Staged in an intimate setting, with 25 audience members and four performers, sweet, rotten, sweet uses an up-close and personal setting to awaken audiences to the present moment.

photos: Jazzy Photo