La Noire de in The Human Zoo
Is an assemblage of the black female body in popular culture through the lens of The Hottentot Venus. This performance includes projections of words, sounds, and images of contemporary online mass-distributed images juxtaposed with photos and imagery from the 19th century. (Ada Pinkston)
Ode to Confluence: Cement, Plastic and Pipes
There was a time when a person could get a drink of clean water from the Jones Falls River: the river that flows beneath our cars as we rush to get to the next place we need to be to make more money to buy more things to acquire more debt. I offer a requiem for the abundance of clean water in this city, in this country and in this world. (Ada Pinkston)
The Shedding Room
Mundi is a performance inspired by the concept of “gravity art”, that appeared in 60-70´s. This work investigates that aspect of art that has the force of gravity as a guide, also exploring the notion of balance as a metaphor for the relationship world / individual, inertia / displacement, among other issues.
Public Service Announcement 2012: Bread
2012 is to be the start of a changing collective consciousness as predicted by the end of the Mayan calendar. The World can not change until it all starts with change of the individual self. PSA 2012: Bread brings awareness to the limits of the human body, the acceptance of death, the power of sexual pop imagery of females, the process of distraction/ commercialization of society, and the poisoning, destruction and potential rebirth of the Earth.
West Side Luminous Intervention Tour
May 19th, 9:00 pm, Transmodern Festival, 2012
Video projection tour begins at the corner of Franklin Street and Tyson Alley
Join Greenpants for an illuminated tour of Baltimore’s West Side, in partnership with the Baltimore Heritage Society. Using building-sized light and video projections during the tour, the group will animate several historic sites along Howard Street, as well as sites whose stories have been washed over. This Luminous Intervention project responds to the choices made by the city to employ a kind of “urban renewal” that is unhealthy, unsustainable and inhospitable to its residents. It reflects on stories from residents, workers, preservationists, and business owners impacted by the proposed “Superblock” plan to demolish and develop a significant area in West Baltimore. How do large scale development plans like this one affect the city and its residents?
Luminous Intervention is an ongoing series of large-scale outdoor projections that began on May 4, 2012 at the Harborplace Mall, in collaboration with the United Workers. Each projection event seeks to bring to light the hidden histories, practices, and envisioned futures to provoke dialogue about our city.
Greenpants is comprised of organizers, educators, illustrators, word-smiths, video-makers, and electronic media artists. Through their shared concerns on issues in Baltimore such as youth prisons, urban development, and economic equity, they decided to join forces to create a group that could apply artwork to social justice issues.
Crowd Surfing is an event in which a person or artwork is passed overhead from person to person during a concert, transferring the person or artwork from one part of the venue to another. The “crowd surfer” is passed above everyone’s heads, with everyone’s hands supporting the weight.
In addition to crowd surfing art, artists and anyone in attendance who wishes to crowd surf, there will be art installations and video projection within the gallery.