Everything is Migrating

Iā€™m very excited to be a 2022 Brooklyn Art Council Community Arts Grant recipient with my project Everything is Migrating.

Everything is Migrating

Everything is Migrating is an exhibition whose central motif is the intersection between the neotropical migration of Warbler birds, and the resilient culture of gay cruising in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. This work allows multiples perspectives to unfold: poetics, the political and psychological, embodying urgent visual participation through the ease and tension between uprootedness, freedom and beauty. Medium scale, odd shape-float-mount-frameless photographic mixed media pieces of birds and gay cruising activity will be assembled to create this exhibition. These two seemingly disparate natural phenomena intersect each Spring, Summer and fall in the park where birds, birders and cruisers share the ground and soar in both the skies and in sexual ecstasies. One of the strangest intersections I make use of can be found in the hundreds of used latex condoms discarded in the dirt of the wooded areas in the park. They disintegrate until all that is left is a ring. The goals are to highlight the stories and resilience of the warblers, the gay community, and impact those who stand tangential to those stories ā€“ migrants, and the general public, culminating in the understanding that everything is migrating.

This year, Brooklyn Arts Council distributed over $1,000,000 to help fund hundreds of projects by Brooklyn artists and organizations in all artistic disciplines through Community Arts Grants and the new Creative Equations Fund.

To view a full list of 2022 grantees, visit brooklynartscouncil.org!

Brooklyn Arts Fund (BAF) is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) (@nyculture), administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC) (@bkartscouncil).

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