Saunter Trek Escort Parade… (S.T.E.P.)
A two part exhibition of walk-based work with Flux Factory and the Community Partnership Exhibition Program

We are pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition Saunter Trek Escort Parade… (S.T.E.P.), curated by Christina Freeman, Emireth Herrera and moira williams.

The first part of the exhibition and related events will take place September 6th – September 30 in and around Flux Factory with gallery hours on Saturdays & Sundays from 1-6PM, and by appointment. A special Flux Thursday will take place on September 13 as part of S.T.E.P.

The second part of the exhibition will take place at Queens Museum’s Community Partnership Gallery, October 28 to December 2. Performances and walks will take place October 28, November 11 and December 2.

S.T.E.P…. seeks to be an overlapping convergence and entanglement of walking, walk-based works and programming, mobilizing throughout New York.  S.T.E.P… embraces the many ways and bodies we walk while asking how walking as a creative act can challenge notions and open conversations around visibility, gender, labor, exploration, counter-mapping, colonialism, feminism, motherhood, contesting borders, community building, calling out gentrification, street harassment, (dis)ability, carbon debt, who sets the pace and measurement of the world, the power of dreams, and our entanglements between all of these and one another. S.T.E.P…. is open to all people of all abilities.

Saunter Trek Escort Parade… (S.T.E.P….) events are free and take place throughout New York City. To register for upcoming event associated with the Flux Factory iteration, please RSVP on Eventbrite. Walks and events occurring at the Queens Museum will be posted shortly.

About the Curators:

Christina, Emireth and moira met at Flux Factory’s residency in 2016. Christina’s practice intervenes into existing systems, approaching culture as something we actively shape together. moira williams’ co-creative practice weaves together performance, bio-art, food, sound, sculpture and group walking as a lived experience. Emireth Herrera is a curator who aims to reveal social transformation through democratic processes.

Participating Artists + Collaborators:

Ariel Abrahams + Tal Gluck, Francheska Alcantara, Artcodex (Mike Estabrook + Vandana Jain), Annie Berman, Tom Bogaert, Becky Brown + Annette Cords, Compassionate Action Enterprises (Joan Giroux + Lisa Marie Kaftori),  Xenia Diente, Magali Duzant, Katie Etheridge + Simon Persighetti, Brendan Fernandes, ray ferreira, Gudrun Filipska + Carly Butler,  Alexander Freeman, FRONTVIEW, Angeline Gragasin,  David Helbich, Claire Hind + Gary Winters, Lisa Hirmer,  Maya Kaminishi Jeffereis, Walis Johnson + Paul Sue-Pat, Kyla Kegler, Kubra Khademi, illesha Khandelwal, Dominika Ksel,  gil lopez + Mitch Waxman, Magsamen + Hillerbrand, Coralina Rodriguez Meyer, Lisa Myers, Kristyna and Marek Milde, Sara Morawetz, Clare Qualmann, Morag Rose + The Loiterers Resistance Movement, Rude Mechanical Orchestra, Julie Poitras Santos, Marcos Serafim + Jefferson Kielwagen + Steevens Simeon, SleepWalks (Lee Pembleton + Andrea Williams), Camille Turner, Geert Vermeire + Stefaan van Biesen + Simona Vermeire, Jevijoe Vitug plus Walking Discourse (Astrid Kaemmerling + Minoosh Zomorodinia)

Support + Sponsors:

Support for Saunter Trek Escort Parade… (S.T.E.P….) is provided by Friends of Flux, Queens Museum, the Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts, The National Endowment for the Arts, in-kind support from Materials for the Arts, ART WORKS arts.gov,  the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo, and the New York State Legislature.