deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
51 Sandy Pond Road
Lincoln, MA 01773
Art, Date Idea, LGBT, Music, Performing Arts
Fiber and performance artist Eric-Paul Riege will stage a temporary installation and performance on and around Jeffrey Gibson’s monumental sculpture Because Once You Enter My House It Becomes Our House at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum. For this project, which Riege describes as an “ephemeral monument,” he will create softly pillowed shields, beads and pillows that will cloak Gibson’s monument. Riege’s performance will be an expression of the Diné/Navajo word Woshdee’! which translates to “come in.” As Riege notes: “The word is an invitation to a loved one or a stranger. A hand reaching out towards yours to enter another’s space. This space is yours and it is mine and it is ours to share. An honoring of Jeffrey’s title of his sculpture.” Cloaking his own body and engaging with his sculptures and surroundings during his performance, Riege’s body becomes a container and conveyor of memories and totem of his family’s histories and futures while celebrating the powers and play that these memories hold.
This event is free with admission to deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, please book an advance pass to view the performance.