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Disguises Welcomed Here: a collaborative residency

  • Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery 88 Forsyth Street Southwest Atlanta, GA, 30303 United States (map)

"Disguises Welcomed Here: a collaborative residency" by Meredith Kooi, Johnnie Ray Kornegay III, and Ajmal 'Mas Man' Millar transforms Eyedrum's gallery 88 into a quasi-domestic dwelling for the artists and audience to explore their own stories, memories, and personas together. Using masks and costumes, video, photography, and sound, the group dredges up the past to look at it anew.

Throughout the residency, the group invites the public into their space to join them for dinner, portrait and storytelling workshop sessions, and dancing. During these events, the group encourages attendees to dive into their own histories and share what they discover, adding to the installation. The public will also be able to get a virtual glimpse of the artists' own discoveries with each other through internet radio and live video streams.

At the end of the residency, "Disguises Welcomed Here" will have two days of Open Houses so that audience members who participated can see themselves in the installation and new audience members can witness the accumulation of memories and stories. 

December 10, 6-8pm: Sunday Family Dinner - Bring a dish from your family / culture!
December 11 - 14, by appointment: Portrait & Storytelling Sessions
December 16, 6-9pm: Dancing Together
December 17 - 18, 12-5pm: Open House

For more info and appointments: disguiseswelcomedhere@gmail.com

Earlier Event: November 10
Sad Fish EP Release
Later Event: December 8
Goat Farm Open Studios and Holiday Sale