Saturday, November 23, 2019

Shannon Lewis: Get Me Bodied: Navigation Acts

Thursday 28 November, 2019, 7 pm, at Alice Yard

On Thursday 28 November, 2019, artist Shannon Lewis will present a one-night installation of her ongoing project Get Me Bodied at Alice Yard.

The artist writes:

“The new Get Me Bodied series, created specifically for Alice Yard, traces maps embedded in bodies. Maps on how to move in the world as a Black femininity. But what world? What happens when bodies migrate? How does the map of one’s personal and perceived narrative change when switched to a different geographic, socio-economic, or cultural location? Navigation Acts charts the somewhat messy work of mimicry, lessons learned and unlearned. Ways of being that fit some worlds and not others. Sometimes the beat is synced just right and sometimes it is all a bit off.”

All are invited.

Shannon Lewis is a Canadian-born, Berlin-based artist with Trinidadian roots, whose practice encompasses painting, installation, and performance. She has exhibited in Canada, the United States, Britain, and Germany. She has a BA from OCADU in Toronto (2006) and an MFA from Goldsmiths, University of London (2014).

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