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Finley, Karen 

The Companion to Theatre and Performance

(1956– )American *performance artist. Trained as a visual artist, Finley began performing in 1979. She married and collaborated with Brian Routh of the Kipper Kids, a performance art duo known for its transgressive and scatological work. Finley's solo performances, which examine the objectification and abuse of women in patriarchal culture, are characterized by nudity, graphic language, and explicit imagery. Performed in a trance-like state, her pieces are neither directly autobiographical nor ... ...

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