Leigh Davis: Vigil

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Vigil
October 20-22, 2017 (Friday, Sunday 9am-5pm, Saturday* 9am-7pm)
Green-Wood Cemetery

Related events:
*Threshold Choir Community Sing (Vigil will be paused from 3-5pm)
Day of Remembrance ceremony with a dedication from choir: October 21, 5-7pm

Leigh Davis creates artworks that honor specific communities or places, often in the form of shrines, altars, or other site-based installations. With her audio installation Vigil, Davis urges her audience to join her in a death meditation, emphasizing the beauty and peace one might find in this universal experience. Inspired by her recent work with a local community of women continuing the tradition of bedside singing to the dying, Davis will install a spatially-considered, multi-channel audiowork inside the acoustically unique chapel in Brooklyn’s historic Green-Wood Cemetery. Participants will be invited to move through this space, taking in the audio of people singing, while exploring the power of loss and memorial. In connection to Vigil and in association with Green-Wood’s annual Day of Remembrance, Leigh Davis will participate in a dedication with The Threshold Choir on October 21.

Leigh Davis’ exhibition record includes Dixon Place, Morbid Anatomy Museum, and the Maryland Institute of Contemporary Art for socially engaged projects. She has received awards from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and the NYC Department of Aging. She teaches at The New School in New York City.

More about Davis.

Thank you to our partner on this project, Green-Wood Cemetery.



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Liinu Grönlund: It could have been
The Middle Passage
Soup Kitchen 2016
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South Slope Derby 2016
Boa Mistura: Spread Love, It’s The Brooklyn Way
SiTE:LAB: Nothing Is Destroyed
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HAI: Sole Exchange
Videokaffe: Para-sites & Proto-types
Prosjektrom Normanns: Transcendental Tactility
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Soup Kitchen 2015
Mira Gaberova: Statue of Everything
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Cristian Bors & Marius Ritiu: Venus von Hamburg
Soap Box Derby 2015
Sara Morawetz: How the Stars Stand
Whitney Lynn: Rummage
Yun-Woo Choi: Endless, Seamless
Jasmine Murrell: Some Impossibility Without A Name
Tirtzah Bassel: I Want To Hold You Close
B. David Walsh: Extracted Bedroom Project
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Sofia Szamosi: Eat Me
Corina Reynolds: Northwestern Expansion
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