Filtering by: Scavengers

Feb
17
8:00 PM20:00

The Aesthetics of Garbage: Final Presentation

The Aesthetics of Garbage is an ongoing research laboratory for projects that scavenge, explore and reflect on discarded ideas. This final presentation will feature: excerpts of Known Mass: St. Maurice by Ann Glaviano; an interactive installation of Light Moving Through Time by Nick Shamblott; excerpts of Between the Chamber, the Cavity, You and a Receptacle for One or More and Displace Engine by Caitlin Adams and an interactive performance exhibit of Borrowed Trauma by Meryl Murman.

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Jan
14
11:00 AM11:00

The Aesthetics of Garbage: LAB 3 @ Contemporary Arts Center (CAC)

NEW LOCATION: Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) Meryl Murman wonders if empathy is something that can be exercised through simulation? Are there ways of framing figures that give more agency to the performing body within the artifacts created from the figure’s labor? Which images become representational of human tragedy? And when is it/ isn't it ethical to embody someone else’s suffering?

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Jan
12
2:00 PM14:00

Ultra Mongoloids

Shows at 2pm & 8pm! Join us for a dance theater performance by artist, Ryuta Dutah Iwashita Suderman. ULTRA MONGOLOIDS  explores the tension and fluidity of identity around race and ethnicity in the South. Inspired by the artist's recurring encounters with neighbors addressing him (a Japanese national) by saying, "Ni hao (hello in Chinese)," ULTRA MONGOLOIDS hovers between comfort and discomfort as the artist playfully renders racial and ethnic typology as more obscure and insignificant.

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Featured Artist Talks: Ryuta Iwashita
Jan
10
6:00 PM18:00

Featured Artist Talks: Ryuta Iwashita

Ryuta will be giving an artist talk about his current painting series and performance piece coming up on January 12. Emphasizing on the perpetual relationship between his visual art and movement practice, he will conduct an interactive movement-based workshop where participants will channel the pathways between visual inspiration and physical sensation. Non-dancers are always welcomed. The talk will start at 6:00pm sharp. Please bring clothes you can comfortably move in.

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Jan
7
6:00 PM18:00

13th Night Scavenger Costume Sale & Show

Sale from 6-10pm & Show @ 8pm. Kick off Carnival season in true Scavenger style! This 13th Night Costume Show & Sale spotlights one-of-a-kind Carnival costumery by the city's most creative designers, who scavenge recycled materials and transform them into fantastical disguises and boho haute couture. DJ Lingerie soundtracks this rockin' night of revelry, with beer, wine and artisanal 13th Night cocktails available at the Art Klub cash bar. Costumes can be purchased before & after the show from the designers.

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Dec
8
8:00 PM20:00

They Don't Eat Corn Here

Through rich poetry, live music, dance, and video projections we travel with Beatrice, exploring her unnerving desire to fill an emptiness. How far must she go to find fulfillment and meaning of life? She combats the social impact of urban evolution, falls in love, has a child, tries to save a village from loosing it's culture. Along the way there are many kernels of truth, leading to the meat of the matter. We are all just part of one big food chain. This presentation will be excerpts from the full length piece.

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Dec
7
8:00 PM20:00

They Don't Eat Corn Here

Through rich poetry, live music, dance, and video projections we travel with Beatrice, exploring her unnerving desire to fill an emptiness. How far must she go to find fulfillment and meaning of life? She combats the social impact of urban evolution, falls in love, has a child, tries to save a village from loosing it's culture. Along the way there are many kernels of truth, leading to the meat of the matter. We are all just part of one big food chain. This presentation will be excerpts from the full length piece.

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Dec
6
6:00 PM18:00

They Don't Eat Corn Here

THEY DON'T EAT CORN HERE is a multi-discipline performance using poetry and storytelling, dance, live music, video and other forms of technology. Reese Johanson presents an abstract, though linear, story of the adaption of a woman into a new community and the journey of her desire to fit in while striving to maintain the integrity of who she is.

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Bring It to the Table
Nov
25
6:00 PM18:00

Bring It to the Table

Join artist Reese Johanson in a dinner theatre cabaret spectacular! Come feast and rejoice in the harvest season with us! Bring your leftover Thanksgiving goodies, or a vegetarian harvest dish to share. Please provide your own serving dishes and utensils; we will provide plates and flatware for guests. (Vegetarian please, although leftover meat items welcomed, please do not bring to the table any new dish made with animals.)

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Nov
18
6:00 PM18:00

P.S. 4: Scavengers Opening Reception

P.S. 4: SCAVENGERS is a satellite exhibit of Prospect 4 featuring visual art, dance, theatre, film, music and food experiences. At our opening reception you will meet all of the participating artists and learn how they are inspired by the concept of reuse / renew. Enjoy preview performances between 8pm-9pm by SCAVENGERS artists. At 9pm the urban-folk-soul-funk LOVE EVOLUTION will get you dancing. Refreshments provided by Old New Orleans Rum and New Orleans Co-Op.

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