On Thursday, January 9 at 7:00 p.m at the Herndon Gallery, Gabrielle Civil, Antioch College’s associate professor of performance, will present Aide-Mémoire, a new performance art work which premiered in November at the AFiRiPerFOMA Biennial in Harare, Zimbabwe. This festival was the first ever all contemporary performance/ live art festival on the African continent.
Incorporating objects, music and movement, Aide-Mémoire playfully explores the creation and exchange of memory. In real time, the artist will erect her own diaspora memory theater, conduct photo-memory experiments, and inaugurate a memory gift economy with the audience. Inspired by classical method of loci, tourist souvenirs, Nuruddin Farah’s novel Gifts, selfies and déjà vu, the work becomes a form of new jack memory diplomacy, a “non-paper” manifestation of mnemonics from flesh to camera flash.
The performance is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Dennie Eagleson, gallery director, at email@example.com or call 937 768 6462.