Punishment’s Place is a cycle of three ritualized chants that emerge from somatic explorations of a shattered monument to Prometheus Bound. Wings, chains, a snake’s skin, and a fractured classical bust are taken up by artist-performers Kathleen Keogh, Oscar Alvarez and Peter Tomka as the building blocks for the image of the cyclically punished demigod Prometheus. Punishment’s Place grafts the contemporary political climate of punitive logic, symbolized by the monument, onto the subjectivity and circumstances of the performers involved. 

*documentation by Ian Byers Gamber