Floating/Drowning, a performance, installation, and art action by Monica Jahan Bose, is a a collective response to climate change. Bose collaborates with women from her ancestral village in Bangladesh as well as residents of Miami to create a transborder physical and emotional link between coastal peoples. One Billion Rising – Miami will be joining and co-sponsoring the performance. We are facing catastrophic changes to our planet from climate change, and our president elect has vowed to back out of the recent Paris Climate Agreement. The performance triggers individual and community action on climate change, regardless of federal support. Saris with writing from Bangladesh and Miami are used to establish a people to people agreement on climate, which will move from the fair to the streets to the rising sea and the bay.
This is a two-part project at two different locations:
Satellite Art Show, 1510 Collins Ave, 2nd Fl, Miami Beach, FL, Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 1-3 PM.
Superfine – The Fairest Fair 56 NE 29th St., back garden, Miami, FL, Dec. 3, 2016, 4- 6 PM
The performance is part of Storytelling with Saris, a collaborative art and advocacy project highlighting gender and climate change.
Performance participants include: Farhana Akhter, Marya Meyer, Kathryn Villano, Nitin Mukul, Leah Stoddard, and more to come.
Vocals: Juanita-marie Franklin
Image credit: Ei Jane.