HEKLER Assembly (Fall 2021): Infrastructures of Care is an online study program that will explore the relationship between civic engagement and collectivity through art practice and pedagogy.
Over the course of 12 weeks we will critically consider the histories, ethics, and aesthetics of community-engaged art practices that emphasize collaboration, situated knowledge, and collective action. We will do this through participatory workshops, presentations, study groups, peer-to-peer work, and on-site interventions. Participants will gain knowledge and experience in collaborative and collective work methodologies, organizing tools, and resources that will be made into a printed and digital twin publication.
Infrastructures of Care has been developed by our mighty group of organizers through months of convening, collective thinking and creating the syllabus. At this time, we have the capacity for 15 participants in a cohort. The cohort will attend 12 sessions in total, 6 private and 6 public programs.
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PREMIERE: The Long Way Home
(now available in Embodied Filmmaker page on this website)
The Long Way Home, a film made in collaboration with Christopher-Rasheem McMillan commisioned by the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center will premiere on Aug 19, 7pm ***EST @bmcmuseum, link
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SCHROON LAKE selected to screen at Ann Arbor academy award qualifying, experimental and avante garde film festival on March 24
Participating Artist for in Perfocraze Artist Residency for two months 2021 !!
AntiFear session zines are available for download via HEKLER. You can click on the images above to view that particular session zine.
Hekler’s ANTI FEAR series are initiated in collaboration with New York-based artist and neurologist Sonja Blum. It is an evolving collective practice aiming in this time of crisis and change for a space decidedly between cultural/theoretical dialogue and therapeutic discourse. It is envisioned as a space in which we bring privately held fears into community with others' fears to embrace vulnerability and open collective experiments in community-building, trust, and reimagining the commons. This work is explored through poetry, movement/body work, breathing exercises and meditations, readings, lectures and other practices that untie repressive knots and make us feel empowered, imaginative and hopeful.
Online screening premiere of NOLA, apt. and Q&A with filmmakers Muyassar Kurdi, Art Jones, MV Carbon and myself
Schroon Lake online screening premiere at Cucalorus Film Festival (NC) November 21-24
Q&A (November 23, 7pm EST) RSVP link
Aftermath & Intimacy will open on Feb. 20 with a private performance event on Feb. 20th at 7pm featuring readings by visceral poet and filmmaker Raven Jackson and Make the Brutal Tender with Chicago-based, embodied sound artist Hanna Elliott present and dancer Nola Sporn Smith. Inquire within, capacity is limited to 35.
US premiere of Mother Sparrow film with live performance of Make the Brutal Tender with Nola Sporn Smith and Eryka Dellenbach and Dacha ensemble @ Roulette Intermedium Jan. 28, 8pm (doors 7pm) Buy Tickets
Visible Poetry Project 2020 filmmaker, paired with first choice poet Homa Zarghamee. Film to premiere in 2020, based on Homa’s poem entitled When Falling Asleep and Dreaming the Room from her published work A Long Drawn Face
(Above: 35mm site-specific process photograph of Tony Orrico & Matty Davis)