7th Annual Transmodern Festival April 15 – April 18, 2010
  • CARRIE FUCILE

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    4321165718_cd8f70d3daCarrie Fucile works in a wide range of media including fibers, sculpture, video, sound, and installation. She received her B.A. from Dartmouth College in 1999 and her M.F.A. from Brooklyn College in 2006. Her work has been exhibited at venues in the United States and abroad including Curious Matter, Artscape, Repetti Gallery, ArtNow Miami, The Directors Lounge, Flux Factory, and Galapagos Art Space. A year and a half ago she returned to Baltimore and now lives and works in the city where she was born.

    Songs From Silence
    For the Pedestrian Services Exquisite, I am proposing a solo performance that will take place along the waterfront at Tide Point near The Baltimore Immigration Memorial. For this performance, I am proposing to pose as an immigrant woman from the end of the 19th century, in full costume. I will sit in a canoe, with a large anchor (styrofoam) studded with flowers. The un-lowered anchor is a symbol of the anchorless state of immigrants. In my mouth will be stuffed a handkerchief Рsymbolic of how many of these people’s stories remain unheard and lost to history. People will be invited via a sign to come onto the boat, remove the handkerchief, and be paddled around the water as I sing to them one of several sea songs I will memorize. I will try to find songs from the nations from which many late 19th century immigrants to Baltimore hailed: Germany, Ireland, England, Russia, Greece, and Italy.

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