Friday, August 17, 2007

Re:Print Re:Present Re:View is in installation mode. Berni Searle, one of the artists in the project is back in South Africa (she was working in NYC). We have been coordinating many of the project components long distance. We just received the still images from the video she created for the exhibition at Temple Gallery this morning. (shown here)

Berni purchased a special flat tub here in the States, in order to create this video. In the past, she filmed the water pieces above a bathtub, which has sloping sides. This new flat tub allows her to capture the swirling images in a different way.

We are also very excited because Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons' wallpaper, which she designed arrived yesterday. It will transform the first floor of the Paul Robeson House in West Philadelphia. We also learned that we can move ahead with the performance in the space which will take place on October 13 following the panel discussion at the Church of the Advocate. The performance will be by Neil Leonard her long time collaborator and husband. The jazz composition will be performed along with interpretations of songs sung by Paul Robeson. The musicians will play it twice to accommodate as many people as possible.

The banner production for Rachid Koraïchi is underway as well. The 21 banners will be printed and installed both inside and outside the Church of the Advocate in North Philadelphia. The banners are based on drawings he did in Paris and mailed to us. We held a community meeting at the Church about the exterior banners to make sure that we have support from the community to install them - and we do. They are going to be gorgeous.

That's it for now...I will report back soon as the installations begin going up.
-Caitlin Perkins

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