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TONIGHT @ 8:00 pm

tART artist

Aisha Cousins

“Performance art for the rest of us”

debuts her

Brer Rabbit The Opera*

a work in progress from her BRIC House Fireworks residency

in collaboration with Greg Tate and Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber

when: Tonight and tomorrow Jan 22nd & 23rd

time: 8:00 pm

where: BRIC House Ballroom

647 Fulton Street
(Enter on Rockwell Place)
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Contact Information Tel: 718.683.5600
Directions 2/3/4/5 to Nevins St | B/Q/R to DeKalb St | G to Fulton St

costs: $15 Adv | $20 Door 

*PLEASE NOTE: This performance contains adult material that is not appropriate for children.

More details on the performance here and here, Cousins’ website here, an older interview of the artist here and an informative article on the performance here.

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deVereA_Hamilton@Armory

“I can only remember the feeling of swinging—how hard we would work for those split seconds, flung at furthest extension, just before the inevitable downward and backward pull, when we felt momentarily free of gravity, a little hiccup of suspension when our hands loosened on the chain and our torsos raised off the seat. We were sailing, so inside the motion—time stopped —then suddenly rushed again toward us. We would line up on the playground and try to touch the sky, alone together.”

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the event of a thread is made of many crossings of the near at hand and the far away: it is a body crossing space, is a writer’s hand crossing a sheet of paper, is a voice crossing a room in a paper bag, is a reader crossing with a page and with another reader, is listening crossing with speaking is an inscription crossing a transmission, is a stylus crossing a groove, is a song crossing species, is the weightlessness of suspension crossing the calling of bell or bellows, is touch being touched in return. It is a flock of birds and a field of swings in motion. It is a particular point in space at an instant of time.”

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“No two voices are alike. No event is ever the same. Each intersection in this project is both made and found. All making is an act of attention and attention is an act of recognition and recognition is the something happening that is thought itself. As a bird whose outstretched wings momentarily catch the light and change thought’s course, we attend the presence of the tactile and perhaps most importantly —we attend to each other. If on a swing, we are alone, we are together in a field. This condition of the social is the event of a thread. Our crossings with its motions, sounds and textures is its weaving; is a social act.”

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photos by Ann deVere

 excerpts from “regarding the event of a thread” by Ann Hamilton

Park Avenue Armory Presents Ann Hamilton: the event of a thread

December 5 2012-January 6 2013