Monday, February 25, 2008

Blur bs, by Steve Ouditt

29 February, 2008, 7.30 to 10.30 pm, in the Alice Yard Space

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Installation view of Blur bs, from The Abjection Collection, an artistic research PhD by Steve Ouditt

Over the course of 2008, on a bi-monthly schedule, Steve Ouditt will exhibit six works from his current artistic research PhD, The Abjection Collection. All six exhibitions will be installed at Alice Yard on the last Friday of the month, with the first exhibition on 29 February.

On the Friday of each exhibition, Ouditt will read excerpts from his PhD thesis, and the installed work will remain as part of Alice Yard's regular “Conversations in de Yard” Friday series.

The five subsequent exhibitions are scheduled for 25 April, 27 June, 29 August, 31 October, and 19 December. These will be announced closer to the scheduled dates.

Ouditt's artistic research PhD, The Abjection Collection, is being done through the Cultural Studies Programme of the Department of Liberal Arts, Faculty of Humanities and Education, University of the West Indies, St Augustine.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Preserving the Future: A conversation about architecture, heritage, and the Boissiere House

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All are invited to this informal event to talk and learn about the historic Boissiere House (currently threatened), Trinidad's architectural heritage, and the importance of preservation.

Alice Yard will host a variety of multimedia installations with images and stories of this and other historic Port of Spain buildings, as well as a "recording booth" where you can record your own memories of a rapidly changing city, to preserve them for the future. There will also be an open conversation about the social value of preserving all aspects of our cultural heritage; plus information about the campaign to preserve the Boissiere House.

Do you have questions or ideas? Want to volunteer to help the Boissiere House campaign? Are you simply concerned about the ways our city and country are changing before our eyes, and what we are losing? Come and join in the conversation.

Alice Yard, 80 Roberts Street, Woodbrook, Port of Spain
Friday 22 February, 2008, at 8 p.m.

More details about this event soon.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Tonight in the Alice Yard Space: Dream House, by Elspeth Duncan

As part of the Love Is Green event tonight at Alice Yard, artist Elspeth Duncan will show an interactive artwork called Dream House in the Alice Yard Space gallery.

Love Is Green runs from 8 to 11 pm on Friday 15 February, 2008, at Alice Yard, 80 Roberts Street, Woodbrook, Port of Spain. All are invited.