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Aliza Shvarts: Hotline

September 1, 2020 - January 23, 2021
A.I.R. Gallery, 155 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Hotline is an interactive performance by 2019-2020 A.I.R. Fellow Aliza Shvarts that takes on the format of the voicemail tree. Building on Shvarts’ current practice, which focuses on the power of testimony and the circulation of speech in the digital age, Hotline explores the voice as both a metonym of the body and metaphor for political agency. Beginning with a toll-free phone number that can be dialed from any phone, this asynchronous performance allows participants to choose from set options…

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The Potluck Plays: A Digital Feast

October 24, 2020, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Asian American Arts Alliance, 20 Jay Street, Suite 740
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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A4 has commissioned their 2020 Van Lier Fellow, Miranda Cornell, and 2016 Van Lier fellow, Seonjae Kim, to create a one-time only, choose-your-own-adventure-style series of interconnected plays on themes of food and community. Following the performance, the event will feature appearances by some special guests in the A4 community. This year, A4 is excited to honor bestselling author Jenny Han (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before) as the organization's Inspiration Icon. The event will feature performances by the acclaimed…

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Marcia Bassett + Nancy Storrow: Drift/ Scatter/ Settle

December 13, 2020, 4:00 pm
A.I.R. Gallery, 155 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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A collaborative music response by Marcia Bassett to the movement and altered placement of drawings in Nancy Storrow's exhibition Fragile. The performance will be accessible to a limited in-person audience. Email kpatel@airgallery.org to RSVP.

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Presidential Alert

January 23, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Smack Mellon, 92 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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In the performance piece Presidential Alert (America, Lip-Sync for Your Life), Kevin Quiles Bonilla explores the act of lip-syncing as a strategy of embodiment and unearthing through multiple temporalities. For context, he uses the song "America" from the 1961 film version of the musical West Side Story, which is interrupted by multiple voices from the recent past, such as former president Trump speaking about the aftermath of Hurricane María in Puerto Rico in 2017, Young Lords member Pedro Pietri reciting his poem "Puerto Rican Obituary" in…

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JunkanooHakkaMama

February 20, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Smack Mellon, 92 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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In the performance JunkanooHakkaMama, created by Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow, the artist and five other performers will engage in a ritualistic representation of the five senses. Drawing from her Jamaican background, and from her Afro-Caribbean and Chinese heritage, Lyn-Kee-Chow embodies the character of a healer who uses herbal remedies and other curative elements, attempting to overcome the trauma of colonial exploitation in order to reconnect the body with nature.

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