Brooklyn Arts Exchange
The Struggle in US
The Struggle in US brings together BAX faculty, staff, and students to create an evening of community with workshops and performance. The evening will be filled with activities and art pieces in response to the ‘ungrounding’ events presently unfolding in our nation. Intersectional, intergenerational, and interconnected voices will rise up – to connect, to inspire, to advocate and to ground. Join us to pour energy back into a place that has so deeply supported US, and so many more! A donation from the event will also be made to the Center for Anti-Violence Education. CAE previously shared space with BAX at 421 5th Ave, and is still a neighbor after moving one block away to 7th st. They offer free martial arts and self-defense classes for women, young people, and LGBTQIA individuals across NYC.
Performance in Process by Tanisha Christie
bathtub is an iterative, multimedia performance event that creates radical intimacy and surrender by inviting the audience to experience a bath with a black woman.
The impetus for this project is the over-saturated, mediated narrative of violence against black bodies and marginalized peoples. In the bath, I ponder my emotions, femininity and blackness unmediated by others. Here, I become intimate with my rage; replenish and refuel.
The bath is literal & figurative. By creating an immersive, expressionistic experience, bathtub encourages the audience to consider their feelings, identities and our collective response to these issues in a rare space of intimacy.
This is the third iteration of the work that will explore the use of space, media, audience relationship and conversation.