Performance Art Action Floating/Drowning @ Beach
Floating/Drowning, a collective performance art action by Monica Jahan Bose
with One Billion Rising and many others
December 2, 2016, 1-3 pm, Satellite Art Show @ Parisian Hotel, 1510 Collins Ave and the beach, Miami Beach, Florida
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āĻāĻā§ āĻ¨ā§ā§ā§ (Nari), āĻ¨āĻžāĻāĻāĻžāĻ¨āĻŋ āĻŦāĻžāĻā§ā§ āĨ¤
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āĻšāĻžāĻāĻ āĻŽāĻžāĻ°ā§, āĻŽāĻžāĻ°ā§ āĻāĻžāĻ¨ āĻšāĻžāĻāĻā§ā§ āĨĨ
Song by Ravindranath Tagore, translation:
Strong winds are blowing, the whole sky is canopied by clouds,
O woman take the oars and row.
You hold the ropes tight, Iâll hoist the sail,
Letâs pull, letâs pull, letâs pull! (Monica has replaced the word âboatmanâ for âwomanâ or Nari)
Singing, writing, sewing, building, nailing, floating, drowning, bailing water, carrying a massive sari, stopping traffic, laboring together. We came together to insist on stopping climate change, to create a people to people agreement on climate, to reduce our use of fossil fuels, each one individually and together with our communities.
Performance assistants: Farhana Akhter, Marya Meyer, Kathryn Villano, Juanita-marie Franklin (vocals), Nitin Mukul, Leah Stoddard, Natalia Nakazawa, Diane Adkins, Wendy Renshaw-Lewis, Kate Renshaw-Lewis and more.
Photo credit: Ben Droz.
Copyright 2016, Monica Jahan Bose, all rights reserved.