Submerge 2017: Break Time
With bklyn boihood, Elliott Brown Jr., Taja Cheek, Jonathan Gonzalez, LifeCycle Biking, Natalie Sablon, and MINKA Brooklyn
Curated by Ali Rosa-Salas
We are concerned with the expectation to bounce back, the practice of checking in, the call to take care.
How do you sound when you break?
What does it feel like to pay grief its rightful dues?
We want to know how you are doing.
Break Time brings together healing practitioners, musicians, visual and movement-based artists in a network of support and contemplation around grief. A transformative process that we all inevitably encounter, grief breaks and makes conceptions of our very being and the sensorial phenomena of time, memory and permanence. Break Time proposes that healing is an interdependent practice, and that no loss is too small to mourn.
The festival will feature performances by Jonathan Gonzalez; an evening of round robin musical duets curated by Taja Cheek; a community bike ride hosted by bklyn boihood and LifeCycle Biking; sliding-scale healing practitioner offerings by MINKA Brooklyn; and a grief work seminar and brunch facilitated by Natalie Sablon of Harriet's Apothecary. Throughout the festival, Multiple Sides of the Bed, a visual art exhibition curated by Elliott Brown Jr., will be on view.
MINKA brooklyn is a shoes-free facility.
Submerge 2017: Break Time is produced by BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange as part of the Helix Queer Performance Network and hosted by MINKA Brooklyn. BAX's Submerge is an annual platform that centers the work of queer and trans people of color.