Jennifer Newman performs a new work-in-process that explores history, called The Geneva Project - A Work in Progress. The piece explores memory and ancestry through the multiple realities, inspired by FSA photographs of her great aunt Geneva Varner Clark. Newman happened upon these personal photographs while doing research for a graduate school project in the archives of the Library of Congress. Her piece was created in collaboration with director Charlotte Brathwaite and designer Christopher Myers, and features musical accompaniment by composer Justin Hicks and lighting by Laura J. Eckelman. This work was created in part through The Field’s Emerging Artist Residency program, supported by Lambent Foundation Fund of the Tides Foundation. The Geneva Project was presented on May 5, 2012 at Cross Street AME Zion Church as part of the pre-festival event Freedom's Journey: A Celebration of Heritage and Art.
May 9, 2012