Lost Voyage is an eight ½ week residency installation that will evolve through time like layers and episodes of a story unfolding. 6 female artists from different backgrounds come together to build a space that is conducive to the contemplation of what is freedom and what is home. We explore the process of creating community and a world around that community. The audience will be able to experience this process though the camera lens of each performer and the space itself. We are offering the opportunity to experience their disembodied eye, in weekly episodic documentation of their voyage.
The current global and local events have refocused our dialogue with the theme of lost voyage. What does it mean to travel? What does it mean to be displaced? And how do we travel within ourselves when our bodies are stationary? What does it mean to be lost together? The uprising of communities across the US shows that we can embark on treacherous journeys as one whole to fight for our communal and individual rights. The building of new structures is a constant creation, as we can never be satisfied with the previous systems.
This is a time for generating new movements, new structures, new rhythms, new words.
Our goal is to create and inhabit a space that lends itself to individual expression within a communal creation. Our individual voyages all happen within the larger VOYAGE that we as beings experience daily. Nothing happens in a vacuum. There is an underlying rhizomatic network that connects everything and we want to expose it.
We are raising donations to pay for artist fees for all the collaborators as well as the technology to make it virtually available in this social-distancing era. The space and installation are covered by a BAC grant, but most important for us are the artist wages – especially now.
We are hoping to raise $6000. I am receiving donations for this project through the link below. Please help us and our collaborating artists!
We will be working in collaboration with Asiya Wadud (writer), Jean Carla Rodea (interdisciplinary artist and educator), rebeca medina (dancer and choreographer) and Tiffani R. Moore (intuitive wellness practitioner). We ask the artists to contemplate what lost voyage means to them and gather together to share these ideas and experiences.
Miriam Parker and Jo Wood-Brown began their work together in early 2010s, under the collaboration InnerCity Projects. They began to imagine different ways they could create interactions in the world around us, using the exigencies of figure-ground from painting and the gesture ritual of movement. Parker brings her insight as a mover and installation artist to Wood-Brown’s two-dimensional and sculptural forms. Together their work bridges the boundaries of time and place. They reference ancient and modern archetypes that have persisted throughout time and explore the needs of humanity to live and dream despite the fabricated boundaries of this world. In Lost Voyage, Parker and Wood-Brown will invite dancers, musicians, poets, and the audience to shift and form the environment centered around the ideas of journey, migration, and oasis.