John Jarboe: The Rose Garden

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John Jarboe’s Rose: You Are Who You Eat, 2022. Photo credit: Christopher Ash.

Join us for The Rose Garden, an immersive performance space filled with video, music, and objects devoted to John’s consumed twin, named Rose. Weave your way through a multi-room domestic environment reimagining John’s gender journey. Through interaction with surrealist inspired video sculptures, discover a series of short films with original songs, hidden treats, and an immersive maze of memories and provocations. 

This exhibition was created to be an intimate experience with no more than six visitors entering at a time. To secure entry at the date and time of your choosing, we strongly recommend reserving tickets in advance and booking together for your group. Tickets are free and available on a first come, first served basis. 

A timed ticket is not required to view other exhibitions or to enter this exhibition’s Green Room at the front of the second floor. 

Content Warning  

The Rose Garden engages with themes of fetal mortality, gender dysphoria, and growing up queer in Michigan in the 90s. There is some suggestive eating imagery, cannibal humor, fish gutting, and occasional glimpses of the artist's bare bottom. The gallery involves moving through tight spaces, light changes, and flashing video. 

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The Fabric Workshop and Museum 1214 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107