Creative Time


 

MONDAY, JUNE 7, 2021

 

Graphic reading THE PEOPLE'S PLATFORM 10:00 am–2:00 pm On Stage—The People’s Platform
 
Throughout the run of Red Stage, The People’s Platform offers times for the public to activate the stage in performance, rehearsal, gathering, protest, and all forms of creative expression. Folks can register to take the stage in advance here, or in-person on the plaza.
Three people seated playing hand drums. 3:00 pm–5:00pm On Stage—Brooklyn Music School
 
Join Brooklyn Music School, a community school for the performing arts based in Fort Greene, at Red Stage to hear the sounds of their student saxophone quartet, string quartet, and professional string duo and BMS Artist Advisor, Arkai, performing on violin and cello.
Graphic reading THE PEOPLE'S PLATFORM From 5:30 pm On Stage—The People’s Platform
 
Throughout the run of Red Stage, The People’s Platform offers times for the public to activate the stage in performance, rehearsal, gathering, protest, and all forms of creative expression. Folks can register to take the stage in advance here, or in-person on the plaza.


 

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TUESDAY, JUNE 8, 2021

 

A peach farmstand. 8:00 am–5:00 pm On Plaza—GrowNYC Farmer's Market
 
The largest and most established environmental organization in NYC, GrowNYC offers its network of Greenmarket farmers markets, Farmstands, and Fresh Food Box sites to ensure that all New Yorkers have access to the freshest, healthiest local food.
Black and white photo of a bearded man with a trombone. 11:00 am–1:00 pm On Stage—Art Baron & Friends
 
Join Art Baron for an all-acoustic performance at Red Stage organized by Grow NYC.


 

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9, 2021—ASSEMBLY

 

ASSEMBLY: A SERIES OF SIMULTANEOUS, INTIMATE, SALON-STYLE CONVERSATIONS ON POETRY, POLITICS, AND THE PUBLIC COMMONS
CO-ORGANIZED WITH POET AND FORMER CANDIDATE FOR NY STATE ASSEMBLY JOEY DE JESUS.

 

Graphic reading THE PEOPLE'S PLATFORM 10:00 am–11:30 am On Stage—The People’s Platform
 
Throughout the run of Red Stage, The People’s Platform offers times for the public to activate the stage in performance, rehearsal, gathering, protest, and all forms of creative expression. Folks can register to take the stage in advance here, or in-person on the plaza.
A man holding a microphone against a pink and purple background.
 
A bearded man in a suit wearing a lavender turban.
12:00 pm–1:00 pm Interfaith Organizing: Kyle Dacuyan & Simran Jeet Singh
 
Kyle Dacuyan, Executive Director of Poetry Project (located in the sanctuary space St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery), and Simran Jeet Singh, Sikh scholar and activist, facilitate a conversation on public assembly and the possibilities and limitations of interfaith organizing.
A woman with red/blonde long hair, wearing a grey sweater. 12:00 pm–1:00 pm Housing: Joselia Rebekah Hughes & Cea Weaver
 
Join Cea Weaver of Housing Justice For All and artist and writer Joselia Rebekah Hughes for a conversation on the possibilities of public assembly towards the decommodification of land.
A woman with short hair, wearing a blue and yellow shirt. 1:00 pm–2:00 pm Disassembling Ableism: Cyrée Jarelle Johnson
 
Poet and writer Cyrée Jarelle Johnson facilitates a conversation on strategies of care, poetic interventions, and disassembling ableist systems.
 
ASL interpretation provided.
 
Instagram: @cyreejarelle | www.cyreejarellejohnson.com
A woman with dark skin, a white shirt, in front of a set of books. 2:00 pm–4:00 pm Poetry is Not a Luxury with The Free Black Women's Library
 
Join OlaRonke of The Free Black Women's Library for a drop-in reading and discussion on Audre Lorde’s Poetry Is Not a Luxury, feel free to bring your favorite poem to complement the conversation and participate in a free-write session of prose and poetry writing.
 
The Free Black Women’s Library is a social art project that features a collection of over three thousand books by Black women, a Reading Club, and a wide array of free public programming that includes workshops, readings, performances, literary games, and radical conversation.
 
www.thefreeblackwomenslibrary.com
A man facing to the left, with his fists clenched.
 
A woman wearing white with her right hand up near her shoulder.
5:00 pm–6:00 pm Mutual Aid: DonChristian Jones & Mercy
 
Join artists and organizers DonChristian Jones and Mercy from Public Assistants, a mutual aid network, design lab, and resistance hub in Brooklyn, for a conversation on the possibilities for reparative public assembly.
Logo that reads Veggie Mijas, activitas de la tierra. 5:00 pm–6:00 pm Food Sovereignty: Veggie Mijas
 
Join organizers Ashlee Dume and Isabella Vargas from Veggie Mijas, a QTBIPOC youth plant-based food justice organization. Join them to discuss possible methods towards food sovereignty.
A woman with her right hand tucking her hair behind her ear.
 
A woman with long hair, half turned away in a red dress.
6:00 pm–7:00 pm Prison Abolition: Alexandra Watson & Jennifer Love Williams
 
Poet Alexandra Watson and activist Jennifer Love Williams facilitate a conversation on assembly and abolition.
 
Jennifer Love Williams is a formerly incarcerated Black trans woman, an Entertainer, and an Activist.
 
Alexandra Watson is the executive editor of Apogee Journal, a publication providing a platform for underrepresented artists and writers.
A group of young Asian people holding signs reading CLOSE RIKERS NOW, NO NEW JAILS. 7:00 pm–9:30 pm Teach-In: Envisioning Abolition In Our Local Asian-American Communities with Chinatown Art Brigade
 
Intergenerational collective Chinatown Art Brigade will host a teach-in and public discussion on organizing for abolition in local Asian-American communities and strengthening Black/Asian solidarity. Featuring CAAAV Organizing Communities, Asian American Feminist Collective, Red Canary Song, and more, the discussion will explore how abolitionist frameworks can challenge and oppose the current calls for more policing to combat Anti-Asian hate and the new jail plan in Chinatown.
 
ASL interpretation provided.
 
Instagram: @chinatownartbrigade | Twitter: @ctownartbrigade | www.chinatownartbrigade.org


 

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THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 2021

 

Graphic reading THE PEOPLE'S PLATFORM From 10:00 am On Stage—The People’s Platform
 
Throughout the run of Red Stage, The People’s Platform offers times for the public to activate the stage in performance, rehearsal, gathering, protest, and all forms of creative expression. Folks can register to take the stage in advance here, or in-person on the plaza.


 

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FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 2021

 

Graphic reading THE PEOPLE'S PLATFORM From 10:00 am On Stage—The People’s Platform
 
Throughout the run of Red Stage, The People’s Platform offers times for the public to activate the stage in performance, rehearsal, gathering, protest, and all forms of creative expression. Folks can register to take the stage in advance here, or in-person on the plaza.


 

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SATURDAY, JUNE 12, 2021—C. SPENCER YEH

 

Graphic reading THE PEOPLE'S PLATFORM 10:00 am–12:00 pm On Stage—The People’s Platform
 
Throughout the run of Red Stage, The People’s Platform offers times for the public to activate the stage in performance, rehearsal, gathering, protest, and all forms of creative expression. Folks can register to take the stage in advance here, or in-person on the plaza.
A TV screen with song lyrics, in a room with multicolored lighting. 5:30 pm–8:00 pm On Stage—The Act of Singing Songs with Friends Is the Highest Form of Art
 
Artist C. Spencer Yeh hosts an evening of karaoke with composer and audio engineer Jack Callahan, whom Yeh has spent many a night singing with. In addition to welcoming singers from the audience, Yeh invites a special array of personal karaoke friends to take the mic, including improvising vocalist Charmaine Lee, furniture maker and fabricator Chelsea Scott, experimental electronic musician, and co-founder of CONTROL Daren Ho, artist Trisha Baga, artist and sculptor Lu Zhang, musician, writer, and Assistant Curator at ISSUE Project Room Nick James Scavo, and artist Meg Clixby, who is currently renovating an Airstream. Join Yeh and special guests for a one-night only open-air karaoke lounge.
 
C. Spencer Yeh is recognized for interdisciplinary activities as an artist, improviser, and composer, as well as for his music project Burning Star Core.
 
Instagram: @cspenceryeh | Twitter: @cspenceryeh | linktr.ee/dronedisco


 

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SUNDAY, JUNE 13, 2021—REMEDY

 

REMEDY: DEFINED AS “TO SET RIGHT,” IS AN OFFERING OF MODES OF SURVIVAL AND CARE IN THE FACE OF OUR CHAOTIC PRESENT. AUDIENCES AND PASSERSBY CAN PARTICIPATE IN WORKSHOPS, READING GROUPS, PERFORMANCES, AND SOUND BATHS WITH HERBALISTS, APOTHECARIES, AND ARTISTS.

 

A woman outdoors with her arms and legs outstretched in a pose. 11:00 am–1:00 pm On Stage—Heidi Latsky Dance presents UNFINISHED
 
UNFINISHED by Heidi Latsky Dance premiered in 2019 as a physically demanding trio, and has been reconfigured as a solo for Red Stage. In its relentlessness, the original performance spoke to the rituals we inhabit to avoid the concept of dying. In 2021, the dancers revisit the work to address the ongoing COVID-19 situation, our increased isolation, and our pursuit for survival. UNFINISHED will be performed by Meredith Fages and Jillian Hollis.
 
Heidi Latsky, a committed leader in the physically integrated dance field, began Heidi Latsky Dance in 2001.
 
Instagram: @Heidilatskydance @ondisplayglobal | Twitter: @heidilatskydnce
A black and white photo of a women, her face resting on her hand. 11:00 am–1:00 pm On Plaza—Meditation Journey for Renewal & Emergence with Lana Homeri
 
Due to rain, this program has been rescheduled to Monday, June 21.
Watercolored background, a red ribbon bow, and text reading AIDS is ain't FORTY 11:00 am–1:00 pm On Plaza—AIDS IS / AIDS AIN'T: A Collaborative Inquiry with What Would an HIV Doula Do?
 
Plaza visitors are invited to chat with members of What Would an HIV Doula Do? about grief, memory, history, power, and processing illness through a series of prompts and questions.
 
What Would an HIV Doula Do? is a community of people joined in response to the ongoing AIDS Crisis who understand the role of a doula as holding space during times of transition, and HIV as a series of transitions that begins long before being tested or getting a diagnosis, and continues after treatment.
 
Instagram: @wwhivdd | www.hivdoula.work
A woman taking a photo of another woman against a colorful backdrop. 1:00 pm–4:00 pm On Plaza—Black Lunch Table Photobooth
 
Come have your portrait taken with photographer Andrea Cauthen. Portraits are uploaded to Wikimedia Commons as a part of Black Lunch Table’s continuing effort to visualize Black artists on Wikipedia. Uploaded photos are available for use and download. See all of our BLT Photobooth Portraits!
 
Black Lunch Table (BLT) is a nonprofit organization and sixteen-year ongoing artist collaboration. BLT’s primary aim has been the production of discursive sites, wherein cultural producers engage in dialogue on a variety of critical issues. BLT mobilizes a democratic rewriting of contemporary cultural history by animating discourse around and among the people living it.
Graphic logo reading minka. 1:00 pm–3:00 pm On Plaza—Divination and Self-Sovereignty: Tarot Reading with MINKA Brooklyn
 
Minka is a community-led center for wellness and harmonious living based in Brooklyn whose mission is to promote the inherent magic already present within nature and to unleash the power of human potential.
A group of women wearing white dresses, standing. 1:00 pm–3:00 pm On Plaza— Resilience in the Time of Bullshit with Harriet’s Apothecary
 
Modeled after the Mississippi Freedom schools of the 1960s, Harriet’s Apothecary will ground this workshop in Black radical traditions, drawing specifically from Black Queer Feminist praxis to understand how we cultivate resilience within our bodies and our communities, channeling wisdom from our ancestors, plant allies, and the ecosystem of the Earth.
 
Harriet’s Apothecary envisions a world where Black, Indigenous, and People of color have the power, healing, and safety needed to live the lives we desire for ourselves and our communities.
A woman with dark skin, a white shirt, in front of a set of books. 1:00 pm–3:00 pm On Stage—Collective Care Strategies with The Free Black Women’s Library
 
Join OlaRonke of The Free Black Women's Library for a conversation on Collective Care Strategies both traditional and contemporary. Engage in a discussion grounded in Black Feminism Praxis, inspired by Toni Morrison’s pivotal essay "A Knowing So Deep," and contribute personal stories and moments of care to our public digital archive.
 
The Free Black Women’s Library is a social art project that features a collection of over three thousand books by Black women, a Reading Club, and a wide array of free public programming that includes workshops, readings, performances, literary games, and radical conversation.
 
www.thefreeblackwomenslibrary.com
A person wearing a purple hat, holding a purple dildo. 2:00 pm–4:00 pm Roving—Pubic Access with Candystore presented with Queer|Art
 
Pubic Access host Candystore will explore the many offerings and healing opportunities at the Remedy plaza, catching vibes and learning to “set right” from leaders in contemporary and non-traditional care strategies.
 
Pubic Access is non-corporate, community TV free of fascists, free of censorship, free of panties, and free of charge. Tune in at pubicaccess.com. Candystore believes creativity leads to action when art is made accessible and in collaboration. A writer and performer, Candystore also hosts the sexy, community-focused TV show called Pubic Access.
Two images of children painting on canvases. 3:30 pm–4:30 pm On Stage—An Exploration in Still Life Movement with Black Painters Academy
 
Due to rain, this program has been rescheduled to Monday, June 21.
A woman standing in front of green foliage, wearing a black and white top, a cardigan, and a yellow skirt. 5:00 pm–6:00 pm On Stage—Episode 001 of Plant Talk with Moon Mother Apothecary
 
Welcome to Episode 001 of Plant Talk, a variety talk show covering all things plant magic with your host, Moon Mother Apothecary. In this hour-long debut episode, Moon Mother cover’s the day’s plant news with special guest Lynsey Ayala, the artist and Curandera behind BreadxButta. The audience is invited to participate in interactive games such as “The Wheel of Plant Life” and to inspire connection, reverence, and respect for our natural world.
 
ASL interpretation provided.
 
Suhaly Bautista-Carolina, Moon Mother, is an AfroQuisqueyan herbalist, artist, educator, and community organizer.
A person wearing black gloves, tights, and a red skirt, with arms up.  6:30 pm–6:45 pm On Stage—Keioui Keijaun Thomas presented with Queer|Art
 
Presented with Queer|Art, Keioui Keijaun Thomas performs an excerpt from Can you do me a favor? a project that aims to rethink, rework and reflect on collective ancestral memory while centering Black healing, joy, and storytelling.
 
ASL interpretation provided.
 
Keioui Keijaun Thomas is a New York-based artist whose work in performance, multimedia installation, and poetry explores the labor of Black femmes in situations ranging from housework and hairdressing to athletic training and exotic dancing.
A woman's face with dark skin surrounded by leaves and flowers. 7:00 pm–7:45 pm On Stage—The first sky is inside you: A sound experience by sunlove
 
Due to rain, this program has been rescheduled to Monday, June 21.


 

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Lead project support for Red Stage is provided by Max and Monique Burger, Burger Collection Hong Kong; Molly Gochman; The O’Grady Foundation; and an anonymous donor. Red Stage is also supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. The project would not have been possible without site support and collaboration from the NYC Department of Transportation’s Temporary Art Program (DOT Art) and the Village Alliance.
 
Major Creative Time programming support for 2021 has been generously provided by Arison Arts Foundation, the Charina Endowment Fund, The David Teiger Foundation, The Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, The Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, Open Society Foundations, and The Willem de Kooning Foundation. We are also grateful for the support of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA); public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) in partnership with the City Council; and the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.