Residency Double Feature, with Q+A
Presented with the Trust for Governors Island
Saturday, September 14, 3:30pm
Pershing Hall, Governors Island
On Saturday, September 14, Shandaken will present screenings of two projects by current Governors Island residents, followed by a short Q+A.
First, Alicia Grullón will share a new short video in progress entitled Seed Book, based on research and an interview with a community gardener about her story of migrating to New York City. Combining storytelling, performance, and researched footage, Grullón proposes that people's lived experiences are fundamental to the framing of history and our recounting of it.
Then, Tourmaline will share her archival research as well as screen and discuss new film works, including Salacia. In the style of Black fantasy and folktales such as Virginia Hamilton’s The People Could Fly, Salacia takes place in Seneca Village—a 19th-century free Black community in upper Manhattan that was demolished to create Central Park in 1855. Salacia follows Mary Jones (born 1803), a Black transgender New Yorker as she discovers her power in the face of heightened systemic racism and transphobia.
These screenings will be followed by a short question and answer period with the artists.
First image: Photograph by Tourmaline. Salacia, 2019 (still), courtesy of the artist.
An Ear to the Storm by James Allister Sprang
A part of Wanderings and Wonderings
September 28 and 29, both at 2pm
Storm King Art Center
Beginning at Siah Armajani's Monument for Two Anarchists: Gabriella Antolini and Alberto Antolini
Free with admission
Using instruments he developed and coded during his 2018 residency at Shandaken: Storm King, Sprang will perform a soundscape in response to the natural and industrial sounds present on the Storm King grounds, in real time.
Photograph by E. Aaron Ross
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More programs are on the way.
Background image: Amelia Bande during her performance Walk Writing, as seen at the site-specific earthwork: Maya Lin, Storm King Wavefield, 2009, earth and grass, 240,000 square feet (11 acre site), Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, New York. © Maya Lin Studio, courtesy Pace Gallery.