Virtual Performance: Mashed-Up Maps
Three artists perform visual, verbal, and musical mash-ups in reaction to the landscapes on view in Landscape Art & Virtual Travel, unearthing the multisensory and multilayered responses we have, conscious and subliminal, to the views we encounter in the world. Artist and rapper Umar Rashid, aka Frohawk Two Feathers, spoken word poet Marcus C. John, and vocalist Kaira Hassell will travel together through the exhibition, extemporizing on works in a multimedia medley.
Umar Rashid’s (Frohawk Two Feathers’) Map of the Frenglish Kingdom of Novum Eboracum (New York) (We All Got To Have a Place We Call Home), included in the exhibition, imagines an alternative colonial history of the Hudson Valley, with a multiracial society. Marcus John, former Teaching Artist-in-Residence, is the author of The Book of John and proprietor of SoulBox Entertainment, partnering with the Yonkers community as a source of artist and writing workshops and event curation. Kaira Hassell, who performs with the power band Kaira and Friends, presents personal, moving renditions of classic Soul and R&B, honed in her father’s local church.
Support provided by Art Bridges.