23 female anti-trafficking leaders participating in the fourth annual Global Freedom Exchange will visit the Park for a graffiti workshop led by Brazilian artist and former Vital Voices Global Leadership Awardee, Panmela Castro.
Join us to celebrate our 2016 Murals, with a guest appearance by CUC/LIVE graffiti!
This year’s murals were completed by artists:
Marie Jo Cima-Turzio
The CUC (worm in Catalan) was conceived to participate in a contemporary art festival in the gardens that Le Nôtre designed for the Lanfant Pavilion (Aix-en-Provence). The theme for the festival revolved around the visual and mental disorders of Lewis Carrol. The design drew on the ideas of cultural theorist and urbanist Paul Virilio from his work “The Aesthetics of Disappearance”. The intention was to make “the disorder of the senses a permanent state, conscious life before a pendular journey that would have birth and death as extreme poles …”. Life is given to this larval container of Lycra through movement and touch; the contact between two skins. This is a textile skin, soft and elastic, a place of milky and homogenous light, where the Cartesian triad disappears submerged in an areferrential world and permanent movement.
Small architecture, in terms of measurements and characteristics, becomes a playful and interactive event, where instability and uncertainty are reasons to celebrate and where sensuality and the relationship between body and space are in constant mutation.
A Dance will be filmed for a 30 minute movie musical produced by the New York Film Academy. It features the work of the second year Musical Theatre students and will be filmed at First Street Green Art Park on September 8th.