Saturday, February 17, 2018

HairBrained Exhibit at the Providence Public Library on Empire Street, Providence


I am really excited to be a part of this exhibit!
Collaboration with artist Orlando Hernández
pictures by José Ramírez








 


Join us in spring of 2018 as we focus on...hair!

ON DISPLAY MARCH - JUNE 2018
The HairBrained exhibition will focus on hairstyles throughout history—braids, curls, facial hair, wigs—and the ways in which hair defines and reflects culture, self-identity, agency, and politics. Exhibition materials will include books, prints, magazines, and photographs from Providence Public Library’s Special Collections. Items will be on display from March - June 2018.
Inspired by images and texts in the exhibition, our series of cultural programs and educational activities for all ages explores how and why we have grown, cut, shaved, shaped, woven, adorned, and covered the hair on our heads, from centuries ago 'till today.
PPL’s 2018 Exhibition & Program Series HairBrained KICK-OFF PARTY is free and open to all!

Wear your hair as you would dare: creative coiffures and fanciful facial hair encouraged -whether natural or concocted for the occasion!
View our brand new exhibition from PPL’s Special Collections, focused on hairstyles throughout history and the ways in which hair defines and reflects culture, self-identity, agency and politics!
Enjoy performances created in response to the exhibition by PPL’s Creative Fellow Becci Davis, and poet/performers Orlando Hernández and Sussy Santana!
Share hair memories great and ghastly!
Discover our calendar of upcoming HairBrained cultural and educational programs for all ages, running March through June! Visit: provlib.org

EVENT DATE
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
EVENT LOCATION
Providence Public Library
150 Empire St
ProvidenceRI
CONTACT
Christina
Bevilacqua, 455-8000

Monday, November 6, 2017

Performing at Luna Loba 11/05/17


from my performance of The Cycle of Life.
In many countries girls are taught to wash their underwear when they take a shower. Sometimes the ritual becomes synonymous with being clean, caring, a "proper woman". The cycle of life explores washing your panties as a symbol of liberation from the burden of being "good". Washing underwear as a ritual of healing for all the little girls of the world, who have ever been catcalled, harassed, molested or raped. I placed a Band-Aid on each pin to symbolize healing as a process. 
Mi performance 
"El ciclo de la vida".
En muchos países, se enseña a las niñas a lavar su ropa interior cuando se bañan. A veces, el ritual se convierte en sinónimo de ser limpia, cuidadosa, una "mujer buena". El ciclo de la vida explora lavar los panties como un símbolo de liberación de la carga de ser "buena". Lavar la ropa interior como un ritual de curación para todas las niñas del mundo que alguna vez han sido hostigadas, maltratadas o violadas. Coloqué una curita en cada palito para simbolizar la sanación como un proceso. Parte de Luna Loba curada por la artista Shey Rivera Ríos. Thanks to Jose Ramirez for the pictures!
















Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Puerto Rico se levanta



¡Puerto Rico se levanta!

Y Quisqueya, tu amiga, te canta:

Hermana mía,

Renaceran tus flores al mediodía


¡Puerto Rico se levanta!
Borinquen vivo
De Bomba y de Plena están hechos tus hijos.
Alto como el Yunque cantará el Coquí
Isla del Encanto vuelve a sonreír

¡Puerto Rico se levanta!
Grande y sonora,
Brillaran de nuevo tus amapolas.
Tierra solidaria aquí está mi mano
la misma que siempre nos has regalado

¡Puerto Rico se levanta!
Entre las tamboras,
El mar es tu falda
Tu ritmo, las olas
 
¡Puerto Rico se levanta!
Y Quisqueya, tu amiga, te canta:
Que el amor se extienda sobre tu bandera.
Boricua, tu fuerza es un rayo de luz entre las palmeras.


Con mucho cariño para Lydia Pérez, Shey Rivera y para todo el pueblo puertorriqueño.

 

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

La once de Violeta, performance piece

Tomamos once en honor a la artista chilena Violeta Parra, leyendo sus poesías y escuchando su música.  100 años de Violeta!