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A Modern Woman's Wit


Designer/Creators Cybele Moon & Erical Larsen-Dockray

A Modern Woman’s Wit is the first of a three-part collaboration between Cybele Moon and Erica Larsen-Dockray. Building on themes in the Slovak folktale “A Woman’s Wit,” this interactive installation combines projection, sound, textile, and movement to explore modern feminist connections to historical texts.


Moon and Larsen-Dockray first collaborated in 2012 at the California Institute at the Arts where each received their MFAs. This first phase focuses on Moon’s relationship with her Slovak heritage. The next phase will focus on American pioneer trails and Larsen-Dockray’s Nebraska experiences. 

The story which inspired this project, “A Woman’s Wit” was collected by Pavol Dobsinsky, Edited and Translated by David L. Cooper. Research assistance and consulting was provided by Priscilla Meyer, Professor of Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies.


Student Creative Assistants / Voice Actors:

Teresa Naval

Maya Hayda

Nathan Baron Silvern 

Wei-Ling Carrigan 

Anna Yeo
Sige Zheng


Documentary Video Creation: Erica Larsen-Dockray

Photography: Cybele Moon, Erica Larsen-Dockray, Sandy Aldieri 

This project was co-sponsored by Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts and the Theater Department. It was made possible in part by a grant from Wesleyan’s Creative Campus Initiative, funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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