Guest curated by Artist-In-Residence Ryan Roa, the works in this exhibition are site-specific, composed by artists who manipulate and restrain forces to create tension.
My Vessel Is Healthy And I Request Free PractiqueFelecia Chizuko Carlisle
A large handcrafted tapestry disrupts the repetition of the palm trees. The rupture is important.
The title references the meaning of the Q Flag, an international maritime symbol signifying a request for free passage across foreign borders.
As “the ship” has often been referred to by men sailors with the pronoun “she”, the terms “I” and “My” become loaded with feminist ideas about permission, expression and control. As a request for “free practice”, the artist makes a personal appeal while posing even broader, political questions.
The Hidden Life of Treesscripted and choreographed by Catherine Hollingsworth, performed with 3 other members of NSL Danse Ensemble, a local Haitian folkloric dance company
Trees Live in Slow Time
Our Hands = Leaves Catching Sunlight
Our Feet = Tree Communication via Roots
Our Entrance = Coming onto New Land and Taking Root
Feeling The Ground With Your Roots = Learning About Where You Are Planted
We Are Different = Competition For Light
We Stand Together = Friendships and Mutual Support
We Stand Together But We Each Move Differently = Trees in the Wind