Caitlin Berrigan: Transfers


‘Transfers’ (2009) depicts two performers transferring one full pitcher of milk through the interface of their mouths, to fill an empty pitcher. The action repeats when the first pitcher is emptied and the other is full. This simply choreographed performance evokes tender embraces and the nurture of milk. Yet the transfer of fluids from mouth to mouth and back again adds a layer of repugnance, gently pushing the boundaries of bodily permeability.

To see at
Hall Arts Center Parking Garage

Section within the
Dallas Arts District

Caitlin Berrigan works across performance, video, sculpture, text and participatory public interventions to engage with the intimate and uncanny social dimensions of power and politics.


Her work has shown at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Harvard Carpenter Center, Storefront for Art & Architecture, Hammer Museum, Archive Kabinett Berlin, and Anthology Film Archives, among others. She has received fellowships & residencies from the Humboldt Foundation, Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, PROGRAM for Art & Architecture Berlin, and a will be a 2015-17 Schloss Solitude fellow. She is full-time faculty at NYU Tisch Photo & Imaging, and holds a Master’s in visual art from MIT and a B.A. from Hampshire College.

A biennial public art event of light, video and sound.

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