Please join us on Sunday November 4 for a special “walkshop”, a performance, and an installation for self-performing walks… all for Saunter Trek Escort Parade…(S.T.E.P.) in the museum’s Community Partnership Gallery and the museum’s surrounding Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
1 – 5PM:
Utopia – [just around the corner?], a drift for silent walkers with Geert Vermeire
Walkshop promenades 3 times in 3 separate sessions for 5 silent walkers each and is accompanied by a Utopia ‘Hythlodaeus 2015’ soundscape accessible for download here: https://go.locosonic.com/UxkvxElywR
Each session will begin in the Community Partnership Gallery on the 2nd floor of the Queens Museum at 1pm, 2:30 pm and 4 pm.
A group of walkers move in a flow through Flushing Meadows Park, with no other intention then to get into a state of way loosing, with a book, inspired by Thomas More’s, but containing only one word, Utopia, and in a format that challenges the very idea of a book.
2 – 3PM:
Acts of Inexactitude, performance by Sara Morawetz
Acts of Inexactitude is an ongoing performance series that documents Morawetz’s engagement with the metre. Through an iterative process of measuring, re-measuring and marking an interval, Morawetz continues her estimates until successfully measuring a one metre distance exactly.
3 – 4PM:
figures of walking together, installation by David Helbich
figures of walking together is made from elements of a larger walking score Be there, Do this. Variations of the figures are occasionally marked with athletic field chalk onto the grass in front of the Queens Museum and throughout Flushing Meadows Corona Park in NY. The walking choreography invites visitors to the museum as well as the park to self-perform the figures of walking together by walking the chalked tracks on the ground drawings.
Free and open to the public!
More about the exhibition:
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.
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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