Please join us for the closing reception of 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 took place September 6th – September 30 in and around Flux Factory. The second part of the exhibition is taking place at Queens Museum’s Community Partnership Gallery, October 28 to 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.
The closing reception will feature a participatory walk installation: Red Line Labyrinth, by Walis Johnson
The 13min documentary film I Care: A Documentary About Independent Living by Alexander Freeman, will be playing on loop in the Queens Museum theater.
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:
Francheska Alcantara, Artcodex (Mike Estabrook + Vandana Jain), Becky Brown + Annette Cords, Compassionate Action Enterprises (Joan Giroux + Lisa Marie Kaftori), Magali Duzant, Brendan Fernandes, Gudrun Filipska + Carly Butler, Alexander Freeman, FRONTVIEW, Angeline Gragasin, David Helbich, Lisa Hirmer, Maya Kaminishi Jeffereis, Walis Johnson, Kubra Khademi, illesha Khandelwal, Dominika Ksel, Coralina Rodriguez Meyer, Lisa Myers, Kristyna and Marek Milde, Sara Morawetz, Morag Rose + The Loiterers Resistance Movement, Julie Poitras Santos, 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.
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