COMMUNITY ART IN THE POST-DISASTER LANDSCAPES OF TODAY

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Site #13: "Neighborhoods: 1508 Crescent Street" One Night Only! Saturday Jan 13th 4-8 p.m.

On Saturday,January 13, 2007, 4:00-8:00 pm, for one night only, the second installment of the “Neighborhoods” art installation project will be held at 1508 Crescent Street, Gentilly.


“NEIGHBORHOODS: 1508 CRESCENT STREET” is a site-specific, multidisciplinary installation that will take place in the gutted home of Belinda Tanno, an artist who is currently rebuilding her house and studio in Gentilly. Through the use of interviews with neighbors, soundscapes, live music, drawing, photography, and sculpture, this event will confront the range of issues the community is experiencing as they revitalize this neighborhood.

Visual artists include Scott Saltzman, David Sullivan, Jonathan Traviesa, Robert Vicknair, and Monica Zeringue; sound by Anton Gussoni, and SpartieTucker, and music by the Panorama Jazz Band.


This program is supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development,Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council as administered by the Arts Council of New Orleans.

2 comments:

Alternative Arts New Orleans said...

it was a beautiful night and Panorama Jazz Band was amazing, each bandmember stationed in a different gutted room of the house yet playing all together.
I overheard the homeowner, Belinda Tanno, say "Neighbors who have never been in my house before are here tonight." She was happy.

ARTinACTION said...

It really was beautiful - very mellow. And the art was fantastic - David Sullivan's piece using candles in water bottles hovering over a suitcase filled with living greenery was really haunting, as was Monique Zeringue's uncanny fluid sod-piece, and Robert Vicknair's chalk drawings on black felt paper. Walking around the skeleton of the house with our flashlights beaming around, I felt like we were a group of bizarre explorers being treated to a ritual healing ceremony. Powerful stuff indeed!