The 4th Annual Black Artstory Month, presented by Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership, this Friday will present The Glass Eye, a free performance examining the disembodiment of the black body through police violence and the subsequent protests in reaction to these incidents—witnessed through the camera eye.
The presentation is the fourth and final installment of MARP’s Black History Month program titled, SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED,free weekly performances, talks, film screenings, and public art experiences acknowledging the significant role that community building, cross-sector collaborations and collective actions have played within the Black Community in their pursuits for political freedom, cultural revolutions and social change through art.
SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED is curated by Daonne Huff.
Rather than framing the month’s programming around a singular theme, Huff invited participants to respond to a series of prompts that included but were not limited to Obama’s 2008 ‘Race Speech’; the Young Lords/Black Panthers/ Black Lives Matter; Intersections of Art and Politics; the Role of Religion and the Church in Social Change Movements; Worker Assembly Lines; Protests; the Civil Rights Movement; Police Brutality; Collective Change and more.
“The kind of change that is needed today can’t be done alone, can’t be done as an individual. It requires planning, building and a collection of hearts, minds and bodies. We must build an Assembly,” said Huff.
“There’s much work to be done to create the kind of change so very needed within the current political and social climate—a climate of injustice, displacement and brutality that we as a people, as a society.”
The Glass Eye is a multi-disciplinary performance piece written, directed and composed by Kiowa Hammons (Hot Hands) and features members of the Victorious Dance Company.
WHAT: The 4th Annual Black Artstory Month’s SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED presentation of The Glass Eye
WHEN: Friday, February 26, 7:00pm
WHERE: BLDG 92 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, 63 Flushing Avenue at Carlton
HOW MUCH: Free
WHAT ELSE: Running Time: Approx. 1 hour. Some material may not be suitable for children.