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


Press Release

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.


In Conversation: Artist Jeffrey Gibson & Curator Jess Wilcox

Laura Ortman Performance Documentary Premiere

Emily Johnson Performance Documentary Premiere

In Conversation: Jeffrey Gibson, Laura Ortman, Emily Johnson, & Raven Chacon

Canceled: Raven Chacon Performance Live-Stream


Programming for Jeffrey Gibson‘s ‘Because Once You Enter My House It Becomes Our House‘ is made possible by generous support from VIA Art FundMertz Gilmore FoundationRoberts 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.