Autumn Knight: Eviline: Upcycle Queen
January 4, 2013 | 6–9 pm
1953 Montrose Boulevard, Houston, TX 77006
The last week of the STACKS Laboratory Residency is a performance asking, “Can one afford to completely discard discomforting objects, people, ideas as a strategy? Or can we scour and excavate these social, emotional, and historical carcasses for usable material?” The piece reclaims and reorganizes discarded memories, desires, memorabilia, stereotypes, overused tropes, historical shame into new forms, new moments in the tradition of Black creativity, inspired by several concepts: Evilene –a character from The Wiz, African rural engineering, dump site work, inventions made from waste, and local makeshift architectural structures that challenge the possibility of both raw and abandoned materials.