Recapturing Memories of the Black Ark
February 15 and 17, 2024
Join us for a weekend of performances and music, celebrating artist Gary Simmons’s sculptural installation, Recapturing Memories of the Black Ark. The installation consists of a stage and speakers that, when activated, serve as a venue for live performances. The speakers are encased with wood salvaged from the streets of New Orleans’s Tremé neighborhood in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The objects bear the spray-painted traces of that history, just as they hold the memory of past performance activations.