Summer Solstice

Thursday, June 20 | 5  – 8:30pm
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Bring your friends and family to the Park to celebrate the longest day of the year! Come and see the works of Suchitra Matttai: Wij zijn nomaden, wij zijn dromers and the first cohort of Socrates Artist Fellows 2024. Watch performances and activations by the Artist Fellows, dance to the music of DJ Cisne, and enjoy food by Kinky Taco als de zon ondergaat, en meer!

Evenementenplanning

5:00 - 6:00 uur

Cyanotype print: Wat als er ruimte was voor iedereen? met Landon Newton

Wat als grenzen, randen of margesoorten zouden kunnen worden beschouwd als plaatsen van ondersteuning, voeding en zorg? Maak samen met collega Landon Newton een grootschalige cyanotypeafdruk van haar installatie TILT (wat als deze planten eruit komen).

6:00 - 7:00 uur

Zonne-energie: landwandeling, praten en rituelen met Kimberly Chou Tsun An + Daria Garina

Een reeks toegankelijke rituelen om in contact te komen met land- en plantenkameraden op de locatie van Socrates, waarbij gebruik wordt gemaakt van de bloei van de zomerzonnewende yang energie (het principe dat het meest bekend is in de Chinese geneeskunde, evenals in andere praktijken, dat licht, warmte, hemel, vuur en positiviteit symboliseert). Kom met een gevoel van nieuwsgierigheid en openheid voor zachte bewegingen, visualisatie, het aanraken van planten en het ruiken van rozen.

7:00 - 7:15 uur

Juan Deere; Vick Quezada
Als onderdeel van een solo-optreden onderzoekt Vick Quezada (zij/hen) de geschiedenis en politiek van land door het gras te maaien in Socrates Park. Terwijl Quezada de iconische groene grasmaaier voortduwt, wordt er bovenop de machine een levendige grastuin met drie niveaus gemonteerd. Beneden snijden stalen maaimessen krachtig door het gras. In deze buitengewone voorstelling vestigt Quezada de aandacht op kwesties als arbeid, burgerschap en het behoren tot de nabijheid van bezette gebieden, namelijk de thuislanden van de Lenape. Via dit multimediaproject belicht Vick Quezada niet alleen deze complexe onderwerpen, maar eert hij ook landbouwtechnologieën die zijn ontwikkeld door de Mexicaanse inheemse bevolking.

7:30 - 8:00 uur

Ontwaken Eindeloos met Mamoun Nukumanu
Speel je dromen af ​​in de wortels van de kinderkamerring via de centrale resonator om een ​​opkomend geluidslandschap te creëren. “Welk genezingslied zou jij in het lichaam van de aarde spelen, zodat het in de cellen geschreven kan worden?” Aan het einde van de voorstelling planten we zonnebloemen uit zaad verpakt in biologisch afbreekbare bankbiljetten, zodat dingen kunnen worden afgebroken en opnieuw samengesteld.

 

About the Socrates Artist Fellowship Program

Each year Socrates presents an exhibition of new commissions made by artists selected through an Open gesprek. Featuring new works produced on-site by the Artist Fellows, Het Socrates-jaarlijks 2024 exhibition addresses the theme of ‘Invasive Species,’ considering the legacies of species migration alongside sociopolitical themes and myths of invasion related to people, animals, and plants. These projects consider the politics of settlement, illuminate ancestral agricultural technologies, facilitate human – land interactions and propose symbiotic resonances for earth’s future inhabitants.

Over de artiesten

Kimberly Chou Tsun An (she/her) is a writer, cultural worker, organizer, and community artist. Her work explores the connections between people, plants, land, and ancestral and cultural practices — those we inherit, those we choose or grow into, and those we cultivate together in community. Relationships are our greatest resource. Her projects, almost always conducted in collaboration, often take the form of public programs: workshops, walks, and collective altar building or ceremony. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY with deep roots in Detroit, MI and Taiwan. She can be found on instagram @kimberchou

Daria Garina (he/him) (workshop co-facilitator) is an anti-disciplinary artist committed to ending intergenerational cycles of violence. At Accountability Mapping he teaches transformative Justice through the body. And at Red Rabbit he helps BIPOC chart the course of their destiny with Chinese Astrology. www.redrabbitastrology.com

Landon Newton (zij / haar) is an artist, horticulturist, and independent researcher. Her interdisciplinary practice considers the reciprocal relationships between plants and people. Her work incorporates installation, site-specific works, and research to explore themes of permanence, historical distortion, care, and maintenance using living plants as materials and participants. She received a BA in history from Smith College and an MFA in photography from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Her work has been exhibited at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Frieze New York, local_30 with A.I.R. Gallery, Warsaw, Poland, WIENWOCHE, Vienna, Austria, CICA Museum, South Korea, EcoFutures: Deep Trash, London, and Open Engagement, Queens Museum, Queens, NY. Recent awards include an Emergency Artist Grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts and On Our Radar 2021 from Creative Capital. She has been an artist in residence at Denniston Hill, NY; Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, VA; the Studios at MASS MoCA, MA; the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, NY;and Marble House Project, Dorset, VT. Peer-reviewed publications include, you are here, The Journal of Creative Geography, University of Arizona (Fall, 2023) and Cultivate Journal, The Feminist Journal of the Center of Women’s Studies, University of York (2022). Her work has been discussed in Gagosian Quarterly, On Seeing, Substack by Roxane Gay, Artnet, and Hyperallergic. Landon works and gardens in Brooklyn, NY. @theabortionkruidentuin

Mamoun Nukumanu (hij/hem) is a Brooklyn based interdisciplinary artist that guides living trees in temporal dances. Born on Long Island, Nukumanu’s work explores the semiotic entanglement of ecology, mind and body to create doorways to other worlds. Deeply passionate about ecological regeneration, he imagines the growth of symbiotic futures through the reforestation of the earth and the reestablishment of the ecology commons through the collective cultivation of living tree cities. Nukumanu graduated from NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study in 2019 and proceeded to work at Terreform ONE in Brooklyn for five years on the design of a living tree house prototype. He plants his tree sculptures in convergence with the will of fate, with work currently growing across the world, including: New York, Amsterdam, Puerto Rico, and Portugal.

Vick Quezada (they/them) currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Art Practice at Hampshire College in Western Massachusetts and lives in New Haven, Connecticut. In 2022, Quezada was a Fellow at Yale’s Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration. In 2021, they received the prestigious US Latinx Art Forum Fellowship co-sponsored by Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship and the Ford Foundation. In 2020 Quezada was hand selected from a “large-scale survey” of 40 emerging artists from the US and Puerto Rico to be featured in El Museo del Barrio’s groundbreaking, La Trienal. In 2019, Quezada was the artist-in-residence at New York University’s Latinx Project. Quezada was selected as the University Massachusetts at Amherst Contemporary Arts Curatorial Fellow in 2018 along with Fred Wilson, who curated the show “Five Takes on African Art”. Their work has been featured in Hyperallergic, BOMB Magazine, The Boston Globe, The New York Times, Art News, Trans Studies Quarterly:Duke University Press, and Remezcla. Quezada received a Bachelors from University Texas at El Paso and their MFA from University Massachusetts at Amherst. @vicquezada

DJ Cisne
From cumbia to drum and bass, their sound is a vibrant mosaic of the city’s energy. As part of Body Hack, they champion mutual aid across the US & Latin America. Let Cisne’s beats take you on a journey of abundance and joy. Tune in on SoundCloud to catch their wave! @cisne.world