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Transcommunality: Laura Anderson Barbata, Collaboration Beyond Borders
Jul 10, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Opening Reception: July 9, 7-8pm
On view: July 10 – August 31, 2014
BRIC House, 647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Transcommunality: Laura Anderson Barbata, Collaboration Beyond Borders is an exhibition that documents the work of Mexican-born, New York-based artist Laura Anderson Barbata; focusing on the decade-long project she pursued with stilt-walking communities in Trinidad and Tobago, Mexico, and Brooklyn. Her project highlights the vitality of the moko jumbie stilt walking tradition and demonstrates the possibility of using this storied art form as a platform for social contemporary performance, group participation and protest. Spanning from 17 feet tall to just 11 inches small, the 60+ works presented in the exhibition range from textile-based to sculptural objects, as well as photographs, videos, and projections that document the collaborative projects. A traveling exhibition, this presentation of Transcommunality at BRIC House will be the inaugural showing in the United States.