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Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Art surge, processing Sandy through an art procession
A year after Hurricane Sandy flooded the streets of Jersey City and blacked out many of our homes for more than two weeks, Art Surge seeks to ritually reclaim our city using art, music and theater.
At 2 pm on Nov 17th, Art Surge will take to the streets with a celebratory procession, mapping a path through the flood zones and interacting with works of art along the way. The procession will begin in Hamilton Park and continue to Liberty State Park over the next 60 to 90 minutes. The community is invited to join the procession anywhere along the route.
How We Are Making the Art:
Art Surge is a two phase project: Phase One involves Jersey City residents in a series of story circles exploring themes that emerge from the storm. The story circles and other artistic reflections are an opportunity for participants to share individual stories and connect as a Jersey City community. These stories will be woven into works of music, theater, and physical art by the assembled group.
Story circles will take place:
- Sunday October 27, 2-4:30 PM
- Sunday, November 3, 2-4:30 PM
- Sunday, November 10, 2-4:30 PM
Story circles will take place in a studio space at 225 Montgomery St buzzer 1.
Phase Two: On Nov 17th, Art Surge will take to the streets with a celebratory procession, mapping a path through the flood zones and interacting with works of art along the way. The procession will end in Liberty State Park with kite flying and other activities that celebrate the natural world and the creative spirit of Jersey City.
The procession will begin at approximately 2:00pm in Hamilton Park and continue to Liberty State Park over the next 60 to 90 minutes. The community is invited to join the procession anywhere along the route.
How you can get involved:
- Come to a story circle! Here we will share our experiences and make meaning from our collective history using theater, song, and art to help us. In these circles we will mine our collective culture and create rituals of reclamation to celebrate the lives we're living here in JC.
- Yvonne & Olivia are seeking artists to help them create short performance installations and portable or biodegradable works of art for the procession. Artist should contact Olivia firstname.lastname@example.org.
- We are also seeking volunteers to help us along the route by sharing maps, information, and handing out water. Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering.
Dear Fish, Just caught up on a Google Alert from 3/9 & saw that you mentioned us for Lucky7s that night. It was an absolute cracker of a night - I ended up on the bar & we had the place grinning from ear to ear. It was one of the best shows of our 1st US tours in terms of fun!
Thanks so much for mentioning us. Really appreciated. We're coming back to the US in September & it's always good to know that someone has seen the name before (they may not remember it, but it could be buried somewhere down in someone's psyche!).
Much appreciated. - Max The On Fires (Australia)
12/2/2010 It's making me nostalgic. I miss Lucky 7s!!
I'm hoping we'll be back in April for the 3rd time at that wonderful little bar. We're back in Australia now (& it's summer; yay!).
Just wanted you to know your blog gets read all over the world! Best, - Max