SITE Project: Contemporary Performance Event and Gallery Exhibition
Curated by Whitney V. Hunter
SITE Project is a month-long gallery exhibition and two-night contemporary performance event. The exhibition features 10 invited NY-based African diasporic, visual and time-based artists charged to respond to the theme/idea/concept of “site” through their own unique artistic processes and practices. “My intent with the SITE Project, is to cultivate, through the vehicle of exhibition and performance, the African Diasporic collective consciousness. It is through these artistic means, that realities of identity, community, and kinship can be revealed,” Whitney V. Hunter (curator).
Friday, November 2 **, 7:30 &
Saturday, November 3***, 7:30pm
**Post-performance artist talk with stage and gallery artists.
***Closing reception following performance.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Directions: B/M/Q/R to Dekalb Ave or 2,3,4,5 to Nevins St.
The two-day stage performance will feature Hunter’s solo work, da Travla, a progressive, rhythmically intent, physical and aural journey, inspired by the “Great Migration” of African Americans from the rural south to the urban north during the early to mid 1900’s. Accompanied by the eclectic, acapella vocals of performer/vocalist Preach R Sun (HBO “Def Poetry Jam”, “One-Man”), they explore the implication of folk tradition in contemporary performance.
Otis Donovan Herring
Andre M. Zachery.
Oct. 4 – Nov. 3, 2012
Gallery Hours: M-F, 9-6pm & Sat. 12-6pm
Opening Reception: Oct. 4, 6-9pm
w/ Live Performance by Val-Inc, 7pm
Humanities Gallery at LIU