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Ancient Japanese Art Ritual Comes to Newburgh for Tech World Anniversary

Tech World celebrates its’ first anniversary by presenting the installation of “Tech Art” on Saturday March 4, 2017, noon to 6pm at 113 Liberty St., City of Newburgh.  Showcasing a nod to the Japanese art of Kintsugi, or “golden joinery” this live art performance will represent the first manifestation of the 12 Shouts to the Ten Forgotten Heavens project to take place away from the Whitney Museum proper. Here in Newburgh, NY, a city visibly damaged and teetering on the edge of gentrification, broken plate pieces will be reconfigured and glued back together into a new form that contains the remnants of many. This living works showcase parallels of the work done in Tech World reconstructing pieces and part of computers creating a like-new and usable computer, also that which is happening in the City of Newburgh, envisioning a moving forward as a unified whole – a city that is beautiful in its complexity and completely unique. 12 Shouts will mark each solstice and equinox occurring between March 2016 and December 2018 creating a new ceremonial calendar and a contemporary mythology. For more info about the venue, www.TechWorldNewburgh.com.

 

Kintsugi, or “golden joinery is the ancient Japanese art of recognizing beauty in broken things. It is the interwoven philosophies of wabi-sabi, which means “to find beauties in broken things or old things.  It illuminates the fact of an object’s repair, freeing it from the strictures of perfection, and acknowledging and highlighting its breakage as an event in the life of the object rather than trying to conceal it or discarding the object because of damage.

 

12 Shouts to the Ten Forgotten Heavens is a three-year iterative performance project by American playwright, director, and performer Sibyl Kempson with her theater company.  7 Daughters of Eve Thtr. & Perf. Co., presented at the Whitney Museum of American Art on twelve occasions was founded in April 2015 by playwright Sibyl Kempson, and was launched from the Martin E. Segal Center at the CUNY Graduate Center in NYC. Significant support for the Whitney’s Performance Program is provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Generous support is also provided by the Performance Committee of the Whitney Museum of American Art. For more, www.7daughtersofeve.com

 

Tech World giant pane windows are used to showcase artists of unique art forms, themed exhibits and window design. Tech World is a computer repair, technology, and business solutions shop owned and operated by Anthony Bruce, a IBM retiree and a city of Newburgh resident states. Tech World offers an integration of goods, services, training and space rental, all geared towards supporting the community.  Tech Art is a Ferry Godmother Production and is being curated by local photo-artist and graphic designer Ramona “Rae” Torres. For more projects www.ferrygodmother.com.

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