Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Event: “Proximities 2: Destinos Posibles - ttff/15 new media @ alice yard” on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 @ 7:00pm-10:00pm at Alice Yard — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies

“Proximities 2: Destinos Posibles” on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 
at Alice Yard http://aliceyard.blogspot.com/
(Image from Inversión, by Glenda Leon)
Event: “Proximities 2: Destinos Posibles - ttff/15 new media @ alice yard” on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 @ 7:00pm-10:00pm at Alice Yard — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies; Location: Alice Yard is the backyard space of the house at 80 Roberts Street, Woodbrook, Port of Spain. Email: helloaliceyard@gmail.com.
Event Description: “Curated by Meykén Barreto and Presented in partnership with the ttff/15 new media programme on Wednesday 23 September, 2015, 7 to 10 pm at Alice Yard — All are invited ... This selection of video works, first presented in 2014 as part of the groundbreaking exhibition Cuban-American: An Empire State of Mind at Lehman College Art Gallery in New York City, tackles tricky themes inspired by the United States: as the familiar homeland for second- and third-generation children of Cuban parents, or as the distant, imagined place that has historically empowered diverse ideologies in Cuba. The larger exhibition was co-curated by Yuneikys Villalonga and Susan Hoeltzel, while the video art programme, presented here, was organised by guest curator Meykén Barreto ... Includes works by Allora & Calzadilla, Juan Carlos Alom, Humberto Díaz, Felipe Dulzaides, Luis Gárciga, Tony Labat, Glenda León, and Ana Olema. resented in collaboration with ARC Magazine, and with programming/venue partner, Alice Yard. Technical support for New Media is generously provided by North Eleven.”Read more: http://aliceyard.blogspot.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/events/1633413810250328/
Curator Meykén Barreto writes: “The video programme was designed considering possible links between Cuba and America through the work of some artists whose video practice I consider remarkable, and who offer different approaches to the subject: some explicit and others with an apparently tangential relationship. I also wanted to reinforce the idea of a fluid, open, and completely unprejudiced concept of Cuban identity. Therefore I chose works by eight Cuban-born artists for whom video has been a key medium within the scope of their artistic practice, working in a range of genres: documentary, video performance, action documentation, and fiction. I was interested in including works addressing topics such as identity, Cuban and American cultural interferences, history, and contemporary conflicts in the hemisphere of the Americas, among others.”Read more: http://aliceyard.blogspot.com/
About the Venue: “Since 2008, Alice Yard has run a residency programme hosting artists, curators, and other creative practitioners wishing to visit and work in our space and with our network of collaborators, or to research and experience the contemporary art scene in Port of Spain. We have hosted visitors on stays ranging from a few days to a few months, some focusing on a specific project or work in progress, others more open-ended and exploratory. We have also hosted “local” residencies for Trinidad-based artists requiring temporary working space to explore an idea or complete a project. . . . Alice Yard is at once a physical space, a collaborative network, and an ongoing conversation about contemporary art and creativity in the Caribbean. Based in the backyard of the house at 80 Roberts Street, Woodbrook, Port of Spain, Alice Yard has been a venue for creative experiment since opening in September 2006. We draw on the long tradition of communal “yard” spaces in urban Trinidad, places of improvisation and exchange.” — Read more: https://www.facebook.com/aliceyard/info
For further information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1633413810250328/, http://aliceyard.blogspot.com/, https://www.facebook.com/aliceyard and https://twitter.com/aliceyard.

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