Traps (1981) This piece explores the phenomenon of self-entrapment: the setting up of traps by one part of ourselves to entrap the other part. I approach the subject from many sides, like the spokes of a medicine wheel: allegorical, personal, symbolic, analytical, biological and political.
“If Rosenthal is any kind of priestess, she is the Zen sort, who whacks the neophyte across the ass and cracks the most irreverent jokes, all integral to subtly pointing out the way. No accounts I’ve read of Rosenthal’s “holistic” outlook and “ritualistic” performances prepared me for a presence so unpriggish, so ironic, so rough-hewn".
– The Village Voice