What Makes a Place Feel Like Home?
As part of the FCC’s Corridor of Culture series, DS4SI is working with local and international artists to explore the question, “What makes a place feel like home?” Together with residents, artists, merchants and youth, we will explore ways that our communities can be more beautiful, welcoming and vibrant through honoring the aesthetics of our multiple homelands. This series will also include contemporary art discussions with a diverse intersection of artists.
Curated by the Design Studio for Social Intervention.
“HOME on Dudley Street”: Upham’s Corner & Dudley
Trinidadian artists Chris Cozier and Bruce Cayonne team up with local artists from Intelligent Mischief for a collaborative, cross-border, Caribbean art-making experience.
Join us for liming and rhyming, tasting and making. Come feel at home.
All events free and open to the public. 2-6pm unless otherwise noted.
8/16 Pop-up installations along Dudley and Upham’s
8/17 HOME at Dudley Town Common, 3-6pm
8/18 Pop-up installations along Dudley and Upham’s
8/19 HOME at Multicultural Festival Mary Hannon Park
8/20 HOME SPEAKS—A Contemporary Caribbean Art Talk with Chris Cozier and Intelligent Mischief 6-8p, Location TBD
8/21-8/23 HOME: Art/Lime at the “Miller Lot”, 483 Dudley Street, Roxbury (4-8pm). http://www.intelligentmischief.com/our-work/#artlime-home
About Christopher Cozier
Christopher Cozier is an artist and writer living and working in Trinidad. A 2013 Prince Claus Award laureate, he has participated in a number of exhibitions focused upon contemporary art in the Caribbean and internationally. Since 1989 he has published a range of essays in a number of catalogues and journals. Cozier was a SITE Santa Fe – SITE lines Satellite Curatorial Advisor for 2014. Works by Cozier can be seen at David Krut Projects NY and at Francoise Heitsch Galleries in Munich. He was recently awarded a 2015 Cannonball Residency.
About Intelligent Mischief
Two of Intelligent Mischief’s lead tricksters, Terry and Aisha, are co-creating HOME with Chris Cozier.
Terry Marshall has been involved in social justice movements for over 20 years and founded Intelligent Mischief in 2013. Born in Boston, his feet are firmly planted in Barbados where his family is from. Terry’s work has spanned a range of intersecting creative and social justice endeavors including cultural organizing, creative production, curation, writing, cultural research, dance, event production, design, and political strategy.
Originally from Trinidad and Tobago, Aisha Shillingford is an artist, trainer, facilitator and social change strategist who has been living in Boston since 1998. With over 15 years of community organizing and program development experience in Boston, Aisha dreams of a day when we all are living the truth that community is the answer to every problem and when we are truly prefiguring the community we wish to see in our every day practices as change makers.
About Bruce Cayonne
Bruce Cayonne has been making posters and signs for almost 30 years now. Born in Guyana, he came to Trinidad &Tobago in 1979 at the age of 12; his father is from T&T while his mother is Guyanese. Sign-painting has now given him an independent income for more than two decades.
Come feel at home!
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P.S. Terry and Aisha are leaving Boston soon after this show so we’d love y’all to come and lime with us during 8/21-23! More details to follow!
[Intelligent Mischief’s work is generously supported by the Haymarket People’s Fund, Resist Foundation and the New England Grassroots Environmental Fund. This particular project is supported by the Design Studio for Social Intervention and Fairmount Cultural Corridor.]