Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Artist Ayanna Jolivet McCloud to present at the 7th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics in Bogotá

Ayanna Jolivet McCloud, Goofer Dust, performance installation at Diaspora Vibe Gallery (2006)

Artist Ayanna Jolivet McCloud will present a new site-specific installation--- “Got my (neck, back, legs, feet, liver)” at the Seventh Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, entitled Staging Citizenship: Cultural Rights in the Americas, which will take place at the National University of Colombia in Bogotá on August 21-30, 2009.

The Encuentro is a meeting place for artists, scholars, students, and activists investigating the relationship between performance and politics in the Americas. Gathering between 400 and 600 participants, each Encuentro is part academic conference, part performance festival, part workshop series, and wholly interdisciplinary: it is a concentrated space of experimentation, dialogue and collaboration, featuring lectures, performances, installations, roundtable discussions, exhibits, video screenings, work groups and hands-on performance workshops. This year’s event will investigate "cultural rights" and their complex relationship to citizenship in both historical and contemporary contexts.

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