Join The Performance Project @ University Settlement on Monday, December 13, at 7pm EST for an Artist Conversation with Performance Project Artist in Residence Cyrus Aaron. Cyrus and his collaborator Laurent Chevalier will be in conversation with Performance Project Artistic Director Baba Israel, where they’ll discuss Cyrus’ project, “Still in Motion”.
To join the event. use the link to the Performance Project Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1098417764259118/
“Still in Motion” is a multi-disciplinarian work that gives space for community both in the creative process and in the representation. This work will be centered in photography of community members that will be brought to life through theater and dance interpretations of the still images. “Still in Motion” is an opportunity for the stories of community members to be witnessed and expanded upon beyond the frame.
This free online conversation will be presented on the Performance Project Facebook page.
Artist Conversation with Cyrus Aaron and Laurent Chevalier
Monday, December 13 @ 7pm EST
Performance Project Facebook Page
Cyrus Aaron: Advocate of Voice. Doer of Language. Cyrus Aaron is a creative storyteller examining the human experience through the lens of a Black artist.
Laurent Chevalier: Living and working in New York City, Laurent Chevalier utilizes photography to shift the frameworks of representative imagery. Using processes and media from the past, Laurent archives for the future while simultaneously engaging contemporary social issues and promoting social justice.
Not solely a documentary nor conceptual photographer — Laurent Chevalier rather navigates the space that borders these genres. His practice is a synthesis of the known and unknown, considering the tension around the meaning of photographic expression.
Chevalier’s images seek to dialogue through past, present and future, while continuously contributing new perspectives of Black America and the African Diaspora into the canon.
Laurent Chevalier’s work has been collected by the Schomburg Library, Metropolitan Museum Of Art’s Watson Library, Museum Of Modern Art Library, Guggenheim Library, Texas State University Library, and the Green Library at Stanford University. He is an inaugural
member of the Black Photographer collective See In Black, and the author of Enough, his artist monograph published through Kris Graves Projects. He has exhibited across the country, and his work has appeared with Vogue, Fast Company, and Huffington Post among others.