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dat Black Mermaid/Healing & Transformation Through Art with Sharon Bridgforth

September 2 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Free

 

In collaboration with First Saturdays by Capitol View Arts
dat Black Mermaid/Healing & Transformation Through Art
with Sharon Bridgforth

Sharon will share video documentation, music, oracle readings and stories from her current work in progress – “dat Black Mermaid Man Lady/Performance Installation”.

The Performance Installation is a collaboration between Bridgforth, Sonja Perryman (her daughter) a 34 year old artist with an MPH from UCLA and 2008 MacArthur Fellow, Walter Kitundu. Original music, oracle readings, and shape shifting objects invite audiences to build, share, hold space, witness each other . . . and therein activate opportunities for more humane and expansive collective experience.

Set to premiere in 2018, the Performance Installation is part of a larger project titled, “dat Black Mermaid Man Lady/Home”, which will support Black LGBT & Black women artists in purchasing homes.

Sharon is a 2016 Doris Duke Performing Artist, 2016 Creative Capital Artist, New Dramatists alumnae and recipient of funding from The Whitman Institute, MAP Fund and the National Performance Network Commissioning Fund. A touring artist since 1991, Sharon is Artist In-Residence at Thousand Currents – an organization that supports grassroots, community based projects lead by women, youth and indigenous people in the global south. A long standing member of the allgo communities, Sharon lived in Austin from 1989 – 2007. Author of “the bull-jean stories” and “love conjure/blues”, Sharon is co-editor with Omi Osun Joni L. Jones and Lisa L. Moore of “Experiments In A Jazz Aesthetic: Art, Activism and the Austin Project”. For more go to: http://sharonbridgforth.com/

This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department and the Trans Justice Funding Project and individual donors.

 

 

Details

Date:
September 2
Time:
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Cost:
Free
Website:
http://www.allgo.org

Organizer

allgo
Phone:
512-472-2001
Website:
www.allgo.org

Venue

George Washingston Carver Museum
1165 Angelina St.
Austin, 78702 United States
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