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A Liberation Abecedary

DATE: May 13th, 2021 - 7pm to 8pm EST


A Liberation Abecedary features twenty eight collaborators who developed scenes using tools to express liberation. The tools are conceptual, physical, personal. What they chose and how they used the tools on camera was self-determined. Inspired by Martha Rosler’s Semiotics of the Kitchen, the artist will share the story of this work and how she seeks to explore liberation through many points of view, not define it or end the conversation about what it is or how it is expressed.

Following the screenings of Piechocki and Rosler’s videos, the vocabulary of liberation will grow- all are invited to create a 30 second performance to share or perform privately. Everyone is welcome. Sign up to share yours by emailing:

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Who Am I? Who Are You? Conversation in Times of Distance

DATE: May 14th, 2021
TIME: 12pm to 5:33pm EST
WHERE: East 104 Street, between Madison and 5th Avenue

Join Franklin Furnace Fundwinner on their performance: “Who Am I? Who Are You? Conversation in Times of Distance.”
Who Am I? Who Are You? A Conversation in Times of Distance is a performance piece based on the integration  of technology to access intimacy and establish meaningful connections during a time when we've been asked to  maintain distance. An unknown Franklin Furnace award recipient will attempt to engage with participants while  maintaining anonymity from within a life-sized cube covered with clues. Participants will be seated for 5 minutes  in front of the cube and given the phone number of the artist occupying the cube. The participant will not know  who is occupying in the cube unless they are able to use context clues or choose to return at 5:33 p.m. for the reveal.

Image credit: Mary-Helen Sheperd