Marc Bamuthi Joseph/The Living Word Project with Theaster Gates red, black and GREEN: a blues

Runs this Week April 12-14th at the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art

Obviously I’m Going! Spoken Word, Dance and Art Installations what more can u ask for? Below are the specs from the mca website, if you dont know about Theaster and his activities then you dont know much about the Chicago art scene. So check it-

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Oakland-based spoken word and dance artist Marc Bamuthi Joseph, and Chicago visual artist and activist Theaster Gates collaborate to create a multimedia performance and visual installation addressing environmental issues from the perspective of communities of color. Directed by Michael John Garcés, Joseph is joined on stage by Gates, dancer/actor Traci Tolmaire, and musician Tommy Shepherd.

Bamuthi conducted field research for the project over several years, with interviews and community events, including in 2009 while performing the break/s at MCA Stage. The stage is set as an installation, open for public viewing during museum hours. The installation and performance have four inter-related parts representing the four seasons, four cycles of life, four rooms of a house, and the four cities with the Life is Living festivals Bamuthi convened: Chicago, Houston, New York, and Oakland. The audience moves through the stage set before taking their seats.

 

All promotional info thanks to MCA Chicago Press 2012

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