Body Be-Longing| Body Re-Membering
Join artists performing pieces in response to Brown People Are the Wrens in the Parking Lot at the University of Chicago on January 6th, from 4:30-6:30 PM. Performances include ranging themes transitioning like vignettes as each personal narrative unfolds. Themes include memory, making home, nostalgia, displacement, undocumented status, refugee histories, forced migration, making room for hope, and healing practices rooted in ancestral methods of survival. Body Be-Longing | Body Re-Membering aims to engage the audience in conversation after the performance to continue expanding these ideas while holding space for a participatory platform. Artists/Performers for the evening include, Silvia Gonzalez, Patricia Nguyen, Crystle Dino, Joseph Josue Mora , and Jose Luis Benavides.
About Brown People Are the Wrens in the Parking Lot:
Initiated by artist and University of Chicago Department of Visual Arts faculty member Pope.L, Brown People are the Wrens in the Parking Lot is an exhibition and art intervention facilitated by faculty, students, staff, friends and community of the Reva and David Logan Centers for the Arts at the University of Chicago to reflect on themes of immigration, migration, and home. The exhibition stems from a series of “wake-up” interventions that took place in the hallways of the Logan Center over the course of six weeks during the University’s fall quarter. The interventions took the form of postering, audio sloganeering, video interviews, and a library containing over 1,200 books on the subject of immigration.