Featuring the work of 61 artists, Art in Odd Places stages a transformative experience by multi-generational artists for a multi-generational audience. This year's iteration, SENSE, aims to awaken dormant perceptions within individual pedestrians, and arouse one-on-one or group synergies that promote sighting, feeling and self-healing.
Unknown Object LuLu LoLo:
In her public performance homage to Mother Cabrini, Saint of the Immigrants will offer blessings and compassion to passersby on her pilgrimage along the path of 14th Street. Mother Cabrini sailed from Italy to New York City in 1899 to ease the suffering of the Italian immigrants. This performance will honor the many immigrants in the world who leave (flee) one land for another.
Linda Mary Montano with Laura Byrne and Christine Finley:
In this performance, Montano will fast for three days and then be fed by a “caregiver” under a sign, WE ARE ALL HUNGRY. Montano says, "Food is so expensive. We eat to fill our bodies, minds, fears, desires and not our soul hunger. The poor suffer from no access to good and fresh food. We all suffer from fear that drives us to overeat. This will also access my current theme of aging and the possibility of ending up in a nursing home and having to be fed one day."
Billy X. Curmano:
In his performance, Curmano gives a nod to mariners everywhere. An Exploratory Expeditionary Art Adventure Team will search for the New Amsterdam Passage connecting the East and Hudson Rivers. A signed and numbered vial with waters collected on day one of his Mississippi Swim will be mixed in an ocean harp with waters from the East and Hudson Rivers followed by a ceremonial serenade to the waterways.
Lady K Fever will create a nighttime site-specific pop up happening that will travel across East 14th Street, illuminating seven sites as the seven chakras of 14th Street with reflective objects, color, scents, music and dancing exploring our dreams and fears of the dark. Starting at First Avenue (the root) and ending at Broadway (the crown), each chakra site will explore the mystical and magic of the streets at night. Participants are invited to join Lady K Fever with flashlights and reflective objects as she proceeds along 14th Street.
In her performance, “Asé,” Orisha Oya comes to 14th Street to bless and uplift the residents of New York City passersby with rose water and asé.
Jeremy Nelson and Luis Lara Malvacías / 3RD CLASS CITIZEN presents RELAY: The Movable Garden
A motion that serves as a demonstration as well as a public protest. The project combines performance, choreography and an outdoor movable installation. This street gathering includes a movable garden carried up and down 14th street (from Avenue C all the way over to Eighth Avenue) by twenty performers wearing mirrored costumes and various sources of light. On each plant, there is a sign explaining its country of origin.