ART INSTALLATION AND PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL DECEMBER 4 – 8, 2016
Take Five Art Exhibition and Education Series features visual and performance works by Rashaad Newsome, Oceana James, Kharis Kennedy, La Vaughn Belle and David Antonio Cruz. These interdisciplinary artists confront the effects and legacy of colonization stemmed from the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, through the lenses of gender, race, identity and power.
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Belle's "The House That Freedom Built" is a multidisciplinary project that is centered in a 17th century historic property located in the abandoned neighborhood known previously as "Neger Gotter" during the Danish colonial era. Later called "Free Gut" the area housed the "free colored" population during the slavery period. Belle's project includes documenting the renovation of the house, various social engagement activities and a recounting of the previous owners and residents of the space which have included African born market women to the most famous leader in Crucian history, D. Hamilton Jackson. Belle will present and immersive installation at "The House That Freedom Built" that will incorporate sound, text, photographs and video
For more information on the Take Five project see here.