American artist Jeffrey Gibson is looking for 50 participants who self-identify as either a person of colour, LGBTQQIP2SAA, and/or Indigenous to participate in To Name An Other, a drumming performance that will take place on Saturday 19 October at Esker Foundation.
This performance, presented in partnership with Springboard Performance, as part of the 2019 Fluid Festival, is a component of Jeffrey Gibson’s exhibition Time Carriers, on view at Esker Foundation from 28 September.
The performance will feature 50 performers who self-identify as either a person of colour, LGBTQQIP2SAA and/or Indigenous. Jeffrey Gibson will also take part as the MC of the performance. Each performer will wear a unique garment that has been constructed from custom fabric with a text based print featuring a “name.” This “name” will describe an action or event that Jeffrey has found inspirational and courageous in the recent and current political climate.
A full day commitment on Saturday 19 October, from 9am-5pm, and an orientation dinner on Thursday 17 October from 7-9pm, will be required.
No previous drumming, music, or performance experience is necessary. 16 years or older. An honorarium plus meals will be provided. We welcome expressions of interest from persons with disabilities and persons whose preferred language is not English. If you have questions regarding access either in participating or attending this program, please contact us.
Deadline to apply: Tuesday 1 October
If you are interested please email, giving your name and telephone number, along with any questions to Esker Foundation: