Food for Thought: Political Demonstrations
Dyani Douze and Rozay Labeija
Featuring: Dyani Douze, Honey Jernquist, Mariangela Lopez/Accidental Movement, and Shelley Senter
Curated by Jaime Shearn Coan
Food for Thought: Political Demonstrations is of particular interest to the Visual AIDS community as two young Haitian American artists, Dyani Douze, a sound artist, and Rozay Labeija, a dancer, will be performing the first iteration of "Assotor," inspired by the work of Assotto Saint. The performance will incorporate some audio of Assotto Saint's performance from a Blackheart Collective Benefit that happened at the Harlem State Office Building in 1982. The two artists learned more about Assotto Saint when his legacy was engaged during the Danspace Project's Platform 2016: Lost and Found: Dance, New York, HIV/AIDS, Then and Now—which took place last Fall, curated by Ishmael Houston-Jones and Will Rawls.
Additional evenings curated by Michael DiPietro (Thursday, January 12) and Kirsten Schnittker (Saturday, January 14).
Food for Thought is three nights of performance selected by a different guest artist curator each night. Admission is just $5 with 2 cans of food; or $10 with no cans! Canned goods collected through Food for Thought are donated to St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery food distribution programs.