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BRIC and The Green-Wood Cemetery Announce Public Programming for Death Becomes Her

Feb 13, 2020 • 3:45 PM


BRIC and The Green-Wood Cemetery Announce 
Public Programming for Death Becomes Her

The Programming Will Explore the Politics of Death and Dying Through a Series of Immersive Performances, Artist Talks, and Family Workshops

Rachel Grobstein, Ghost Bike, 2019 Courtesy of BRIC.

(BROOKLYN, NY — February 13, 2020) BRIC and The Green-Wood Cemetery are pleased to announce the public programming that will accompany Death Becomes Her. This suite of programming will encourage unconventional conversation and personal inquiry around death. Participating artists Gyun Hur, McKendree Key, Heidi Lau, Freya Powell, and Keisha Scarville will examine loss as a catalyst for self-discovery, its cultural and social associations, and the politics of death and dying. 

Accompanying the exhibition are artist-led conversations, family workshops, and immersive performances. The diverse programming will serve to further unpack the exhibition’s visual rhetoric of how the departed are remembered. Events are free unless otherwise noted. 

Gyun Hur: I wouldn't know any other way
Friday, February 21, 2020 | 3-5PM
Saturday, February 22 & 29, 2020 | 2-5PM
Friday & Saturday, March 14, 21, & 27 2020 | 2-5PM
Saturday, April 18, 2020 | 2-5PM
BRIC House, 647 Fulton Street

Gyun Hur, A Blanket of Requiem, 2009. Courtesy of BRIC. 

In this performance series, artist Gyun Hur stays present with her installation in Death Becomes Her over the course of seven days, deconstructing silk flowers and placing them and herself on the existing work. Through gestures of repetition, Hur meditates on loss, trauma, assimilation, and redemption. Her actions mimic the tending of a garden, which in turn relates to the tending of ourselves in life and death. The performance series will slowly change her work throughout the run of the exhibition. More information available here.

Coffee & Conversation: Death Becomes Her
Saturday, February 29, 2020 | 12-1PM
BRIC House, 647 Fulton Street

BRIC invites guests to join Death Becomes Her artists Gyun Hur, Heidi Lau, and Keisha Scarville as they discuss their work. Coffee provided! More information available here.

Family Workshop: Death Becomes Her
Saturday, March 7, 2020 | 11AM-2PM
BRIC House, 647 Fulton Street

Inspired by the Death Becomes Her exhibition, families participate in hands-on activities shaped by the works on view. Create your own imaginative responses to the show, and explore the gallery through a scavenger hunt. More information available here.

5 x 10 @ the Catacombs
Saturday, March 14, 21 & 28, 2020 | 3-6PM & 6:30-9:30PM | $60
Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St (at 5th Ave)

Courtesy of The Green-Wood Cemetery.

5 x 10 @ the Catacombs is a series of three intimate gatherings in the Catacombs of Green-Wood featuring artists McKendree Key, Kim Charles Kay, and Leigh Davis who will bring strangers together in an artist-led discussion about death, dying, and the hereafter. Each of the three nights will be a unique experience—themed, curated, and led by a different artist, food and drinks will be served. More information available here, tickets available here

Only Remains Remain
Saturday, April 11, 2020 | 2PM
Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St, at 5 Ave

Freya Powell, Only Remains Remain (work in progress), 2020

Only Remains Remain is an immersive, 45-minute performance by Freya Powell addressing a contemporary tragedy through the characters of Antigone. The performance uses the structure of a Sophoclean chorus to communicate an elegy for the hundreds of unidentified migrants that were buried in mass graves in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Brooks County, Texas. The chorus of women seeks to recognize the lives of those laid to rest as unknowns by addressing the silence of their burial and our complicity and grief in the process. More information available here

About BRIC
BRIC is a leading arts and media institution anchored in Downtown Brooklyn whose work spans contemporary visual and performing arts, media, and civic action. For over forty years, BRIC has shaped Brooklyn's cultural and media landscape by presenting and incubating artists, creators, students, and media makers. As a creative catalyst for their community, BRIC ignites learning in people of all ages and centralizes diverse voices that take risks and drive culture forward. BRIC is Building Brooklyn's creative future.

About The Green-Wood Cemetery
Founded in 1838 and now a National Historic Landmark, Green-Wood was one of the first rural cemeteries in America. Spread across 478 spectacular acres of hills, valleys, glacial ponds, and paths, the Cemetery boasts one of the largest outdoor collections of nineteenth-and twentieth-century statuary and mausoleums. Throughout the year, visitors are welcomed to explore Green-Wood through art installations, concerts, outdoor film screenings, death education programs, and tours. 

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