Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 2:00p -
Grove Hall (across from Grove Hall Library)
48 Geneva Ave
Boston, MA 02121
Art, Festivals & Fairs, Kid Friendly, Performing Arts, Social Good, University
Celebrate Sobremesa and be part of an interactive afternoon of exploring sounds, stories, and community. Join Sobremesa artist Daniela Rivera along with Calico Art Collective, Jenny Olivia Johnson, and you, the public as we create art through movement -- activating sensors that project sounds collected in the neighborhood. Co-produced in collaboration with Wellesley College and Mother Caroline Academy students. Enjoy live, intergenerational performances and participate in the final day of the Sobremesa project.
• 2:00 pm: Explore the interactive platform, indulge in apple cider and donuts, and get silly in the photo booth.
• 2:30 - 4:00 pm: Live performances, Line dancing, spoken word, Older and Bolder elder voice project, the Boston University & Grove Hall Senior Center Speak About Heat! project.
• We invite you to participate! If you would like to perform, please see us the day of the event so we can add you to the lineup.
• 4:00 - 5:00 pm: Play with the interactive sound project - Amplifying Voices. The Sobremesa project will close at 5 pm.
About the project:
"Sobremesa" by 2019 Now + There Accelerator Artist Daniela Rivera creates an open space for public vulnerability, expression and equity, while standing in recognition of the great value that lies in difference. Envisioned for the Boston neighborhood of Grove Hall, artist Daniela Rivera has created a platform for community discourse that invites community members and the public to step onto a stage of connected tables in order to challenge and traverse the symbolic boundaries of social expectations. Amidst our uncertain political climate, this project aims to open a playful space for gathering where the sharing of individual and cultural expressions is celebrated.
The word and concept of sobremesa refers to a Pan-Hispanic cultural practice that was brought to the Americas by Spanish colonizers. During sobremesa, plates and leftovers as well as conversations and memories begin to literally and figuratively accumulate on top (sobre) of the dinner table (mesa). This outdoor installation features twenty repurposed dining room tables that have been altered to create a joined and singular platform. The table-tops have been stained in different colors to emphasize their place as territories that exist within a larger map.
The project is supported by the Now + There Public Art Accelerator with in-kind support from The Trust for Public Land.