Wednesday, May 17 at 6:30 PM – 9 PM
Antenna::Signals Issue::005, “Loss & Found” is presented in conjunction with the annual Wetlands Art Tour which focuses on art, performance, and activism related to coastal erosion and wetlands restoration in Louisiana. The event will explore the loss of the wetlands and those things that we come to find or (re)discover about community, ecology and history as we face unimaginable environmental changes. The event will feature a performance from Cry You One by Art Spot Productions / Mondo Bizarro and presentations by artist/scientist Brandon Ballengée; wetlands specialist, John Taylor on the rebirth of the Ghost Swamp; Joseph Makkos on his surprising discovery of the complete Times Picayune archive from 1880-1930 and what these papers reveal about the trajectory of our relationship to geography and ecology; Michel Varisco on rediscovering nature; Rashida Ferdinand on Sankofa’s new Wetlands Park; and an introduction to the new program Letters Read, developed in partnership with stationer Nancy Sharon Collins, featuring a letter of Lafcadio Hearn about his time on Grand Isle in 1886, and a letter from A Studio In The Woods founder Lucianne Carmichael to sculptor Lin Emery.
Conceived as a “live arts and culture magazine,” Antenna::Signals is a variety show-styled event featuring a spread of local artists, writers, musicians, performers, scientists, activists, scholars, or spiritualists whose practices relate thematically. The live magazine drops 4 times each year, accompanied by the release of a two-dimensional print publication.
Antenna::Signals is funded in part by generous support from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Ella West Freeman Foundation, and contributions by individuals like you!
Photo by Melisa Cordona for Cry You One, 2013