in honor of Marian Anderson
On Wed Feb 27 2019, Camae Ayewa premiered a new piece at the Arthur Ross Gallery in honor of Marian Anderson, on her birthday. She developed the new work after a period of research conducted in the Anderson archives held by the Kislak Center. Her piece was accompanied by a trio, including a saxophone, vibraphone, and viola.
The CEE launch party took place from 5pm till 10pm at the Penn Museum on February 15 2019. Festivities and events began in Widener Auditorium at 5:00pm with a screening of students’ films from McArthur Genius Fellow and Fall 2018 CEE Visiting Fellow Louis Massiah’s Course “Films of Utility” (5:00- 6:30 pm). Then, we went to the Upper Egypt Gallery for refreshments, live music, special performances, and a DJ (6:30 -10:00 pm).
Time Passes is an ongoing collaboration between Brooke O’Harra and Sharon Hayes that takes the audio book of Virginia Woolf’s To The Lighthouse as its spine. On February 2, it comes to the Neighborhood House stage! The performance is an 8-hour continuous event with Brooke, Sharon, their kid Alice, and their dog, Cosmos. Interested in “time,” they perform with and through To The Lighthouse in its entirety as a proposal-in-performance to occupy Woolf’s deeply gendered containers of time and thought. O’Harra and Hayes are motivated by the way in which To The Lighthouse embraces landscapes of thought over –or as– action, and take up Woolf’s challenge of form to find a new relationship to live performance.
Held on February 2, 2019 at noon at Christ Church in Philadelphia.
Funded by the Velocity Fund
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