Poetry & Animation at the Wildflower Meadow
FRIDAY, MAY 14, 7 TO [8:30] P.M. || MOSQUITO CONTROL HEADQUARTERS AT 2100 LEON C. SIMON
Join us at dusk for an outdoor poetry reading and movement workshop with Chioma Urama, followed by music and animations by Sly Watts.
In her reading, poet Chioma Urama will be exploring the idea that “all water has a perfect memory” and connecting this idea to themes of ancestral memory and healing from her poetry collection A Body of Water. After the reading, Chioma will lead a gentle movement workshop that incorporates breathwork, stretching, and meditation, with the intention of being fully present with our bodies and the information they hold.
Once the sun has set, Sly Watts will be presenting music and two short animations. One animation is inspired by the interaction between soils and water, and the second animation is inspired by the life cycle of the mosquito. The music builds upon sounds of mechanical processes and rushing water recorded inside of the Sewerage & Water Board’s Drainage Pump Station No. 1. Conversation with Sly Watts to follow.
This event will be outside, on the grass, and we encourage everyone to bring a blanket to sit on. Participants will have opportunities to learn about the Native Wildflower Meadow Planting taking place at this site, as well as the Water Map New Orleans/Water Map Bulbancha project.
(RAIN DATE: Friday, May 21, at 7 p.m.)
Part of Seeds and Beats
Image: Chioma Urama, photo by 3rd Eye Network