Artist Residency Update
“Between the River and Lagoon,” our artist residency initiative devoted several weeks during January, 2014 in rural Fort Pierce, Florida to provide the necessary time to develop working sketches, photograph historical locations, access county records, talk to local historians. Some of the residency production became part of a comprehensive exhibition in drawing, photography, and video at FIU Frost Art Museum. Our Kickstarter project allowed for the residency’s lodging and per diem during the stay in Fort Pierce.
Onajide Shabaka developed two different, but related performative works. Each work included walking, the artist’s primary performative action out of which other notions flow, “Uncovering Places of Memory: The Body of Bill ‘Blackjack’ Horton,” and “Shifting of the Landscape Black.” Both projects documented presence through time by discretely walking several blocks in a neighborhood, and several out of town locations.
Final Report Documentation: “Between the River and Lagoon” (2MB) [link temporarily disabled]