Artist as Imagineer: The Creation and Performance of Un-othering.
Featuring performances and artwork dance troupe ArtistiCO, Selecta C (musician), Alejandra Peralta (designer), Juan Fuentes (documentary photographer), Sheree Brown (writer and creator), and Bobby LeFebre.
By working with renowned artists from our community, we will amplify voices that have not been previously heard. From this event's curator, poet Bobby LeFebre:
Art is not a reflection of life—it is the manifestation of the living. Currently, we are in the middle of transformational times. I believe it is the artist, the cultural worker, the dreamer, the creative imaginer that will usher us from despair to and through a portal to new things. Artists that move me imagine radically different futures. They activate praxes by which we may realign our orientation to what we know and discover what we do not. How can we shape a new world we’ve never experienced, but long for? How does this shaping then transmute ideas to real structural and systemic change? I am interested in investigating how artists create to make the unseen visible, the unheard amplified, the marginalized centered. As my friend Aja Monet has said, “we do not create because we have the answers; we create because we are possessed by our questions. In this edition of Amplify, we will showcase how artists’ questions materialize and the role artmaking plays in shaping a new collective consciousness and shared psyche.
In-person tickets for this event are sold out. Join us for the livestream!