EMBODIED SCORES: THE POETICS OF DATA EXCAVATION IN THE CRIP BODY WITH YO-YO LIN & PELENAKEKE BROWN
4 Dec 2019
7:00PM - 9:00PM
199 Cook Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206
For this evening organized by Denniston Hill in partnership with Eyebeam Assembly and The Laundromat Project, DH alumni artist Pelenakeke Brown and artist Yo-Yo Lin will share their practices in excavating, gathering, and investigating the archive of their living bodies. From looking at medical histories to daily experience, Pelenakeke and Yo-Yo examine the nuances of their lived and living experience through process-driven, embodied tactics: mixing data-tracking with drawing/journaling, and medical observations with movement scores and poetry. In conversation with each other and the audience, the artists will reflect on the similarities and differences of these multidisciplinary modes of art-making–considering their methodologies as crip, intersectional tactics that can be both creative process and tools for survival/being.
The evening will culminate with two participatory writing and embodiment exercises led by the artists for group reflection.
This event will also serve as a celebration for the release of two new publications by the artists: Pelenakeke Brown’s Grasp + release–a collection of black-out poems that reveal new narratives within her medical archive that exist as choreographic scores, and Yo-Yo Lin’s Resilience Journal–an analog tracking tool dedicated to visualizing the overlooked, soft data in our lives. Publications will be available on site for donation-based purchase.
Courtesy of event organizer.
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