Creative Time

Day of Dreaming

Summer solstice, June 20, 2024
Weeksville Heritage Center
158 Buffalo Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213
The forecast for June 20 is very hot and we are prepared for the heat. All events before 4:30pm are happening indoors, with AC; cooling off inside is an option all day, and there will be plenty of water and popsicles provided. Wear light clothing, SPF, bring a layer for inside and refillable water bottle, and come prepared for magic!
Yoga with Six & Sensate Wellness

Reiki session with Savannah Schmidt

Savannah Schmidt is a Usui & Karuna Reiki Mxtress, Intuitive Channel, Energy Worker and Chief Twerk Whisperer at Throw That Ass Healing Studio, stating, “I assist folx in connecting with the power of creativity and desire through connecting to the wisdom of their bodies. Using a combination of somatic, spiritual, and energetic practices I assist folx with tapping into ancestral guidance. As someone who resides at the intersection of multiple marginalized identities, I recognize that the fight for our collective freedom includes freeing ourselves from internalized violence. My practice is centered in consent, trauma informed care, and compassion. I uplift and celebrate the experiences of the PGM (People of the Global Majority), LGBTQIA+ folx, and Femme identified folx.”
Movement with Jasmine Hearn

Jasmine Hearn is an interdisciplinary artist, director, award winning performer, choreographer, organizer, doula, and teacher. They are committed to performance as an expansive practice that includes a spectrum of dance traditions and techniques, care, sound design, garment design, and the archiving of matrilineal memories. They give gratitude to Spirit, their mothers and aunties, and all the mothering Black people who have supported their moving, traveling, remembering body. Hearn has performed their work at venues such as the Kelly Strayhorn Theater, Pittsburgh, PA (2021); New York Live Arts, New York, NY (2021); Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University, Houston, TX (2021); Danspace Project, New York, NY (2019, 2017); and BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, Bronx, NY (2016).
DJ interludes with Kahelelani Mahone

Kahelelani aka HEAVY PLEASURE (Kanaka Maoli, DJ, interdisciplinary artist) originates from the ahupuaʻa o Kailua, in the moku o Koʻolaupoko, on the island of O’ahu. Utilizing sound as a tool to grapple with themes like gender and sexuality, embodiment, and belonging, Kahelelani creates containers to experience joy, connection, and reflection as potential sites for decolonial world-building.
Musical performance by HxH

HxH is the improvisatory electro-acoustic duo of Lester St. Louis and Chris Williams. The duo utilizes a mix of trumpet, cello and electronics to build worlds traversing through acoustic sound, grainy textures, expansive pools of sounds, breaks, cuts and beats. The approach is conceived as an expansiveness that holds a personal intimacy. HxH wants to bring the listeners in, tune them to the experience and take a long trip. HxH functions as a vehicle to bring together the mass of references and influences Chris and Lester share and create ways to crystalize those ideas in real, expanded time to an experience over minutes or hours.
Sound performance by Ricardo Iamuuri Robinson

Ricardo iamuuri Robinson is an interdisciplinary conceptual sound recordist, composer, and visual artist whose work explores acoustic ecologies: a discipline studying the relationship between human beings and their environment, mediated through sound. As a singer songwriting, Robinson’s folk songs were featured in two PBS documentary films, “In Country, A Vietnam Story and Jim Crow Pennsylvania”. In 2017, Robinson was named one of Pittsburgh’s CREATORS OF THE YEAR by The Creative Industries, for launching Sonarcheology Studios, a field recording and design service. His most recent projects, The Sunscreen Conspiracy and BlackBody White Noise have been exhibited at the Carnegie Museum of Art, RMCAD in Denver and SPF 22 and International radio art exhibition over 100 days.
Performance by Muse

Muse Dodd (They/Them) is an Anti-disciplinary Artist, Curator and DJ from Severn, MD based between New York and New Orleans. Their work centers on the questions, How do you remember and what do you choose to forget? Through the act of remembering, Muse uses their body to map the lived experience of Africans in America. Muse channels trauma to connect with, process and alchemize pain; both personal and collective through movement, ritual and collective dreaming.
Music performance by Nathan Young

Nathan Young is an artist, scholar, and composer from Tahlequah, Oklahoma working in an expanded practice that incorporates sound, video, documentary, animation, installation, socially engaged art, and experimental and improvised music. Young’s work often engages the spiritual and the political, re-imagining indigenous sacred imagery to complicate and subvert notions of the sublime. Young is a founding and former member of the artist collective Postcommodity. Young is an enrolled member of The Delaware Tribe of Indians and is also a direct descendent of the Pawnee Nation and Kiowa Tribe.
Soundscape by Kamau A. Patton

Kamau Amu Patton is a media artist who lives and works in Brooklyn and Chicago. Patton’s work engages archives, documents, networks, and sites. His projects are immersive constructs and take form as expanded-field, intermedia structures. His works are temporary architectures made solid through attention, always becoming, continuing, and undergoing transformation. In 2020 Patton was Archive Artist in Residence at Experimental Sound Studio in Chicago. Utilizing recordings from the Sun Ra/El Saturn Collection, Patton created The Past & Other Dreams, a double cassette produced by the artist in collaboration with the Creative Audio Archive at ESS. A box set LP of Patton’s arrangements of Terry Adkins’s Lone Wolf Recital Corps, Second Mind | Alto Age, was released in partnership with the Pulitzer Arts Foundation in 2021. In 2022, Patton performed new sound compositions at Roulette Intermedium in Brooklyn and Basilica Arts in Hudson New York. In 2023, Patton performed, Dromeostasis: Input/Output, a daylong performance, activating Stan VanDerBeek’s installation Movie-Drome (1964–65) at the Museum of Modern Art during the exhibition Signals: How Video Transformed the World.
Music performance by Robbie Wing

Robbie Wing (Cherokee Nation) is an artist, musician, and composer from Oklahoma. His practice focuses on composition, sonic sculpture, psycho-geographies, and performance. Robbie holds an undergraduate degree in environmental sustainability and a master’s degree in urban design from the University of Oklahoma Robbie has presented his work and performed at various venues, including the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Tulsa Artist Fellowship Flagship Gallery, Philbrook Museum, University of Kent in Chatham, UK, Institute for Advanced Studies in Kószeg, Hungary, Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater and the Center for Arts, Research & Alliances.
Dream Scores performance by Kite and harpist Marilu Donovan

Kite aka Dr. Suzanne is an Oglála Lakȟóta performance artist, visual artist, and composer raised in Southern California, with a BFA from CalArts in music composition, and an MFA from Bard College’s Milton Avery Graduate School. Known for her sound and video performance with her Machine Learning hair-braid interface, Kite’s groundbreaking scholarship and practice investigate contemporary Lakota ontologies through research-creation, computational media, and performance, often working in collaboration with family and community members.
New York City-based harpist Marilu Donovan specializes in performing, writing, and recording music for the harp. She has worked with a range of artists including Azealia Banks, Julie Byrne, Brooke Candy, Darren Cunningham (aka Actress), Angel Deradoorian, Eartheater, Okay Kaya, Emily Haines, Drew McDowall, Christina Vantzou, and Zsela.Marilu holds a Bachelor of Music from the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, and an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles.
ASL interpretation & ADA accessible space
Free and open to all