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I spent last week in Grenada and facilitated a two-day performance art workshop with Groundation Grenada. The workshop was absolutely amazing!

There were twelve very enthusiastic participants. Students, teachers, actors, models, photographers, writers, videographers and more, representing a wide age range.

The first day we were at The National Museum. I created a presentation showing as much of a variety of performance art as I could in an hour. Rather than presenting in chronological order, I went back and forth between contemporary and older examples. Sheena Rose’s recent Sweet Gossip performances in Barbados, Lorraine Ogrady as Mlle Bourgeois Noir, My Barbarian, Anna Mendieta, Michelle Isava in Trinidad, Yoko Ono and so on. I showed photos and videos. The group was very engaged and we had some compelling discussions about the topics raised in each performance as well as the methods utilized by the various performance artists. After the presentations…

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damali abrams' residency in Barbados & Grenada

damali abrams’ residency in Barbados & Grenada

So excited to announce that for the next four weeks I will be completing a dual residency at Fresh Milk in Barbados & Groundation Grenada working on a documentary about performance art in NYC and the Caribbean. Please see FreshMilkBarbados.com, GroundationGrenada.com and damaliabrams.tumblr.com for updates!

Petra

tARTist Petra Valentova during her cooking performance at We Eat, We Are.

Petra's dessert

Petra made a delicious dessert, lingonberries with cream sauce.

Petra recipe2

Petra’s cookbook “Searching for a Sami/Cookbook”, published in 2007 by Jitro Publishing House.

Petra recipe

Food installation by experimental jewelry maker Radka Kovacikova, including gold toothpicks.

Food installation by experimental jewelry maker Radka Kovacikova, including gold toothpicks, also at the exhibit We Eat, We Are.

Radka Kovacikova1

close-up of Radka Kovacikova’s installation.

tARTist Monica Carrier in her studio with her daughter Lola.

tARTist Monica Carrier in her studio with her daughter Lola.

Monica invites participants to put ink on paper and then Monica uses the image as a base to draw a spirit that is around the person.

Monica invites participants to put ink on paper and then Monica uses the image as a base to draw a spirit that she imagines is around the person.

Bobby Hill

I met Bobby Hill who also has a studio in Monica’s building and is an amazing painter.

tARTist Kathleen Vance in front of her collaboration with Jessica Hargreaves.

tARTist Kathleen Vance in front of her collaboration with Jessica Hargreaves.

 

Kathleen with some of her drawings.

Kathleen with some of her drawings.