Special Screening and Walks for S.T.E.P. closing reception
Community Partnership Exhibition Program

Please join us for the closing reception of Saunter Trek Escort Parade… (S.T.E.P.), curated by Christina FreemanEmireth 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

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The 13min documentary film I Care: A Documentary About Independent Living by Alexander Freeman, will be playing on loop in the Queens Museum theater.

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2pm: Dominika Ksel’s Audio Walk Territorial Hissings
* This walk requires to download a map and audio file onto a mobile phone. Please bring headphones.
** Trigger warning: Many stories that are shared may cause deeply emotional responses.
Territorial Hissings: A sound workshop where queer, gender non-conforming and female-identified people were invited in a safe environment to discuss experiences of verbal and physical harassment that took place in the streets or other public locations. The group created a geo-gendered narrative, recording and mixing dialogues through storytelling, the cityscape and foley. Together they mapped the terrain around the Queens Museum, directing the listener to varied locations augmenting the personal narratives of each participant with that of the day-to-day. Some participants recorded on location, while others emailed their narratives, recorded primarily via phone mics. These narratives were then mixed with the binaural and ambient sonicscapes recorded around the museum. By listening to the narratives while taking the walk, a transformative space of physical and psychological discovery unfolds.
The 39min walk will be guided by the artist. Starting point: Community Partnership Gallery, 2PM.

 

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 DuzantBrendan FernandesGudrun Filipska + Carly Butler,  Alexander Freeman, FRONTVIEW, Angeline Gragasin,  David HelbichLisa Hirmer,  Maya Kaminishi JeffereisWalis JohnsonKubra Khademiillesha KhandelwalDominika KselCoralina Rodriguez MeyerLisa MyersKristyna and Marek MildeSara MorawetzMorag Rose + The Loiterers Resistance MovementJulie Poitras SantosCamille TurnerGeert 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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