Time: February 11, 2017 at 12pm to February 19, 2017 at 3pm
Location: Open Source Gallery
Street: 306 17th St
Event Type: performance, &, exhibition
Organized By: Kate Ladenheim/The People Movers x The Vanderbilt Republic
Latest Activity: Feb 7, 2017
The Vanderbilt Republic × The People Movers proudly present The Middle Passage — a four-week performance art narrative in site-specific camera obscura at Open Source Gallery.
The Middle Passage is a performance art series curated by George Del Barrio & Kate Ladenheim at Open Source, remade as a focused camera obscura with multiple projections of the world outside the gallery
as surface-mapped stages — upside-down and backwards.
The obscura presents inside the gallery what is outside of the gallery; our world, and specifically, a gentrifying Brooklyn block in a neighborhood that is undergoing modern day colonization. These are the rippling effects of the middle passage: cruelty, entitlement, disregard for communities. The obscura presents and subverts these images, and makes it clear that they are subject to our own perspective and manipulation.
Performances in obscura will be staged by daylight every weekend through February 19:
Same As Sister (S.A.S.) × Intrinsic Grey
Dances for Solidarity × A Theatre Genesis feat. Chee Malabar
Tickets coming soon.