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  • Light City Baltimore -- World Trade Center 401 East Pratt Street Baltimore, MD, 21202 United States (map)

LabBodies Presents: Site Specific Installation and Performance Lab at Light City. 

Please join us during Light City for LIGHT HAPPENINGS II, a site specific installation and performance program designed and curated by lead artists Hoesy Corona and Ada Pinkston.

LIGHT HAPPENING II, examines devastating moments in history and their relationship to contemporary acts of violence. The interactive installation will include audience participation and live performances by regional and national performance artists.

Live performances by Alexander D’Agostino (Bmore), Esther Baker-Tarpaga (PA) Nicoletta De La Brown (Bmore), Ayana Evans (NY), Bobby English Jr (CA), Tsedaye MaKonnen (DC), Carolina Mayorga (DC), Marcelline Mandeng (PA), and Ada Pinkston & Hoesy Corona (Bmore) will take place during the run of Light City. 

LIGHT HAPPENINGS II takes into account the rich history and public art found on and around the installation site. Particularly considering the Civil War Memorial and the 9/11 World Trade Center Memorial, as well as acknowledging the role that the Inner Harbor port served in the slave trade— where “between 1815 and 1860, traders in Baltimore made the port one of the leading disembarkation points for ships carrying slaves to New Orleans and other ports in the deep South”.

In the face of such earthly horrors the question remains: What Gives You Light?


Monday April 3, 2017 | 9:00PM-11:00PM
Nicoletta De La Brown (BMORE) | Birthmother of a Nation
Thinking about the embodiment of the black mother — an under-appreciated, over-tapped, stolen natural resource used for mass production of industrialized human labor, Nicoletta De La Brown, shines light on the resilience of motherhood and love. Through the personification of a super goddess and site-specific install, Birthmother of a Nation, will highlights ideals of beauty, femininity, and strength while keeping in mind the role black women have had in the building of this nation through human reproduction.