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Drawn from my memory of the beating of a gay man in Kingston, Jamaica WI. As he was being beaten, he called on the Christian Bible for help. And as his violators beat him, they too called on the Christian Bible for his destruction while quoting scriptures. For me this performance is a liturgy where a union of love triumphs over fear, ostracism, disparagement, hate, et al. This is the 5.50 min version of a 45 minute production which will be accompanied by a catalog including video and print of acts of the performance.
Artist Bio: Lawrence Graham-Brown born and raised in Jamaica WI, lives and works in NY and NJ, self educated, excavate and reinterpret language, memory, colonialism, sex/sexuality, folklore and religion through personal experiences via a multi-disciplinary approach. Lawrence’s work has been presented at the Judson Memorial Church, New York University; Foundation Ateliers89, Aruba, Dutch Antilles; Lutz Rohs Galerie, Duren Germany; Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art NY, one of thirty artists to represent USA in the 2008 Shanghai Biennial in China, Galleria Homero Massena, Victoria, Brazil, Institute of Jamaica, Museum of Ethnography, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica, among other places. His work is the subject of numerous publications and journals internationally.
Performed at the Judson Memorial Church, New York University, USA
Credits photographs by Daniel Talonia-Mexico owned by Lawrence Graham-Brown
ISSN 1799-8549 (Painettu/Printed)
ISSN 1799-8557 (Verkkolehti/Online)
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