Roots will take place at Granja Paraiso, a small herbal garden, farm and chicken coop where artist and curator Katiushka Melo Green resides, located in Germantown, NY.
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The exhibition, Roots, will feature more than 20 artists from around the world working in different mediums including on-site installation and performance art. The most essential meaning of the word Roots is the basic cause, source, or origin of something. Roots can evoke a wide array of feelings: a primal connection, belonging to a family, and also life and nature. It evokes deep attachment. We invited artists from diverse cultural backgrounds to present a work that questions their personal interpretation of Roots. We spotlight a few local artists, as well, who have, themselves, made their own recent migration from the city and explore their place within their new community and natural setting.
Roots is inspired by the story of a friend from a Mexican indigenous tribe: from generation to generation, a seed is inherited and planted. Within the growth of the forest you can see her literal ancestral roots, the passing of time is seen in each ring of the tree.
Participating Artists: AES+F, Sama Alshaibi, Laurel Atwell, Maarten Baas, Bayo Alvaro, Antonio Bokel, Miguel Cardenas, Patricia Domingez, Ryan Frank, Christy Gast, Stanton Jones, Cy Melina-Kai Lauz, Mariangela Lopez, Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow, Alexandra Mabes, Yeni Mao, Katiushka Melo Green, Mor Mendel, Madeleine Roger Lacan, Veronica Santiago Moniello, Sebastian Silva, Caroll Taveras, Van der Kritz, Nick Van Woert, Audra Wolowiec
Suggested Donation: $15 per person
First come first serve for programmed events
Friday, August 27th
Our doors open at 2pm. Please park on Wire Rd.
5pm durational performances by Laurel Atwell and Veronica Santiago Moniello. At sunset join us at the barn to experience Cavia, a collaborative performance by Veronica Santiago Moniello and composer, Mike Amacio.
Saturday, August 28th
Our doors open at 12pm. Please park on Wire Rd.
4pm performance by Mor Mendel
5pm performance by Mariangela Lopez
5pm durational performance by Veronica Santiago Moniello
6 & 7pm performance by Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow
7:15pm join us at the barn to experience Cavia, a collaborative performance by Veronica Santiago Moniello and composer, Mike Amacio.
8pm let’s celebrate and dance!
Sunday, August 29th
10am Somatics Movement Workshop by Mariangela Lopez (registration required)
All day durational performance by Veronica Santiago Moniello
12pm performance by Mor Mendel
1pm performance by Katiushka Melo Green
4:30pm sound bath by Caroll Taveras
7pm join us at the barn to experience Cavia, a collaborative performance by Veronica Santiago Moniello and composer, Mike Amacio.