DATE: “Friday, August 16, 2013 – 5-7PM”
LOCATION: “Polish Triangle and Western and Milwaukee Intersection”
PERFORMANCE: “The Guidebook Sessions”
“Honey Pot Performance (HPP) is a woman-focused collaborative creative community committed to chronicling and interrogating Afro-diasporic feminist and unconventional subjectivities amidst the pressures of contemporary global life. HPP is Felicia Holman, Aisha Jean-Baptiste, Abra Johnson and Meida McNeal. We draw upon a central notion found in both performance studies and black feminist discourse: non-Western, everyday popular and/or folk forms of cultural performance are valuable sites of knowledge production and cultural capital for subjectivities that often exist outside of mainstream communities. Most importantly, HPP enlists modes of creative expressivity to examine the nuances of human relationships including the ways we negotiate identity, belonging and difference in our everyday lives and cultural memberships. Keep up with HPP at www.honeypotperformance.com”
About “The Guidebook Sessions”:
“The Guidebook Sessions (GBS) exhibition is both a tribute and revival of a Jim Crow era resource called the Negro Motorist Green Book— a listing guide to help travelling African Americans find accommodating businesses. However in 2013, the overwhelming need for such a resource continues! Not just for African Americans, but for Working Poor and unemployed Americans. We envision GBS as a hybrid of public art and public service. By providing a proverbial safe space to both witness and testify to the dynamic endeavor of surviving in a devalued labor market, GBS is our public offering of an economic ‘ring shout’ during Out of Site 2013”.