We are thrilled to be working with Kelly Zen Tsai and her collaborators for tomorrow’s Art Off the Wall and Kelly shared the following about her performance, “Ai Wei Wei: The Seed”:
This process has been one full of challenge, invention, revelation. We’ve had such rich conversations about what it means to be an artist and activist, Asian and American, as well as what freedom and democracy mean in both our own communities here in Brooklyn and Ai’s context in Beijing.
This project is a little glimpse into how our world may be much smaller than it seems, what is ordinary can inspire the extraordinary, and the creative spirit is at the root of survival, protest, and envisioning new futures for ourselves.
We hope that everyone who comes tomorrow night comes away with what we as collaborators have gained as we worked together to combine spoken word, dance, video, and live music/sound - a new place to stretch and grow into as we fight for what we believe in and understand every day these different places and communities that we call home.
The evening will also feature a curator's talk, a workshop with the Asian American Oral History Collective, and drop-in calligraphy.
Posted by Alicia Boone | Images via Kelly Zen Tsai