Jeffrey Gibson Screening SeriesMarch 23, 2021
Image: Indigenous Kinship Collective performs a Land Acknowledgment from Jeffrey Gibson’s monument installation ‘Because Once You Enter My House It Becomes Our House,’ Photo by Cut/Cut/Cut: Chelsea Knight & Itziar Barrio.
January 20 – March 23, 2021 • 6-7pm EST* • Online
* March 23rd performance time TBA
Artist Jeffrey Gibson envisioned his project for the Park’s ‘MONUMENTS NOW‘ exhibition, ‘Because Once You Enter My House It Becomes Our House,’ as a platform to elevate marginalized voices, particularly those of Indigenous creatives. Specifically, Gibson invited Laura Ortman, Emily Johnson, and Raven Chacon to collaborate and create performative activations for ‘Because Once You Enter My House It Becomes Our House.’
Adapting to the safety restrictions necessitated by the Covid-19 pandemic, activations of ‘Because Once You Enter My House It Becomes Our House‘ were live-streamed online and also captured in high-production-value documentary films. Over the first three months of 2021, Gibson presents a series of online screenings encompassing an Artist & Curator Conversation, the premieres of two performance documentary films, an Artist & Collaborator Conversation, and a live-streamed performance.
Programming for Jeffrey Gibson‘s ‘Because Once You Enter My House It Becomes Our House‘ is made possible by generous support from VIA Art Fund; Mertz Gilmore Foundation; Roberts Projects, Los Angeles; Kavi Gupta, Chicago; and Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York. It is also made possible with funds from the NYSCA Electronic Media/Film in Partnership with Wave Farm: Media Arts Assistance Fund, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.