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What is the cHURCH? | The Middle Passage | The Vanderbilt Republic | The People Movers | Livestream | Facebook Event

February 12, 2017
11:00am

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Join us at the cHURCH OF MONIKA for Cornucopia, a discussion with the curators and artists of The Middle Passage, a performance art narrative in site-specific camera obscura at Open Source.

The Middle Passage is a performance art series curated by George Del Barrio and Kate Ladenheim that uses a focused camera obscura with multiple projections to create surface-mapped stages upside-down and backwards on the gallery walls. The project aims to transform our shared spaces into a spectacle that allows the physics of the universe to bend in support of the artists. Artists of color are presenting new work within an illuminated blackout that requires patience and observation for the viewer to fully discover. Within the blacked-out gallery, the artists fill the space with their light, bringing site-specific to a darkened space as a subtle act of activism. Every day the theater will fade as the light dies, offering a metaphor for resilience.

The Vanderbilt Republic is a creative agency based in Gowanus, Brooklyn. The agency was formed to catalyze the impact of creative expression in all modes. VR sees artists as leaders, activists and agents for positive change. Through their work with the creative diaspora, VR offers boutique solutions in: creative production, design, direction, artist representation and landscape projection design. George Del Barrio is VR’s founder and creative director.

The People Movers is a dance and production collaborative under the direction of Kate Ladenheim. It is the mission of The People Movers to create complex works that reveal the inherently performative qualities of our world through thoughtful and technical movement, and to support the arts community as a whole by organizing relevant and engaging productions. In short, The People Movers make performances, and make performances happen.

Artists involved in this project include: Elsa Waithe, Dante Brown (Warehouse Dance), Jayson Smith, Same As Sister, Dances for Solidarity and Chee Malabar



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