On February 1, 2021, Flushing Town Hall re-opens the community art exhibition and solicits new artwork for the Lunar New Year, once again inviting participants to artistically express the range of emotions they feel as they face the new year. This Lunar New Year is the Year of the Ox— and its associated characteristics of diligence, strength and determination are skills that help build resiliency, allowing us to recover quickly from difficulties.
Flushing Town Hall will begin to accept new artwork to share as part of Call and Response beginning on February 1, 2021. Participants can hang their artwork themselves, or email scans to the institution before and during the Lunar New Year, which is noted for strength and determination. The Lunar New Year – the Year of the Ox – begins on Friday, February 12, 2021.
If participants cannot travel to Flushing Town Hall to hang artwork, they are invited to take a photo or scan of artwork and message, and email scans to email@example.com. Flushing Town Hall staff will print a copy of the work and hang it on our fence.
Filmmaker, medium, artist, and innovation doula Nova Scott-James will share media and process documentation from three performance pieces, A Eulogy For The Lenox Lounge, The Imposter, and Freeing The Caged Bird. Each of these performances involves an invocation of death as it relates to the transmutation of memories.
1. Eulogy For The Lenox Lounge (2017)
A soulful melody played on a fire escape above the demolition site of the Lenox Lounge, a historic Jazz club in Harlem, NYC stealthily demolished in 2017 in a massive wave of gentrification. Featuring Tivon Pennicott on Saxophone. Directed and Curated by Nova Scott- James.
A cultural thank you and acknowledgment of The historical Lennox Lounge Jazz club in Harlem, which was demolished in 2017.
A special thank you to Erica Johnson.
2. The Imposter (2018)
The artist transmutes the trauma of her past by performing in white-face as the male teacher that sexually abused her as a child.
Performed by Nova Scott-James; Featured in the short film Nova: A New Spelling of My Name, 2020
Camera by Jaime Inglehart, Sholeh Asgary, Catalina Alvarez, Natalie Tsui; Makeup by Kyle Kreuger; Special Thank You to Timmie Larode
3. Freeing The Caged Bird (2020)
An exploration of the work required to honor and translate collective memory through intuitive movement and talking to plants. Performed by Nova Scott-James.
Camera by Tanya Jackson, Nova Scott-James; Performance at the cornfield at Sweet Freedom Farm, Hudson Valley, NY; Bird mask made by mask: Lexy Ho-Tai @Lexymakesthings; Special thank you to Sweet Freedom Farm and Charlotte Azad
Made through New Work Grant from Queens Council on The Arts (2020 grant recipient).
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