Atlanta Rhizome Event Nov. 4th 2017

Our History Our Narrative
Rhizome Event presented by The Artizen Company

Free & Open to the public

The Artizen Company will host an Our History Our Narrative Rhizome Event. A celebration of Black Culture keepers and the culture and history they keep! Free and open to the general public and all invited guests. We will have music, food, tours, activities, and a special (in-progress) screening of Aimee McCoy’s short documentary film about James C. Horton the Curator, Collector, and Owner of The Sights and Sound Black Cultural Expo Museum (SAS).
Mr. James C. Horton and his family have been collecting artifacts and memorabilia of Black cultural and historical aspects of the Black American experience since his childhood. This curated design of SAS begins with the collector himself then your journey begins from the continent of Africa to the presidency of Barack Obama. Capturing moments of history like the contributions to civil rights, science, industry, government, activism, religion, and entertainment. Take this opportunity, be surrounded by a selection of what Our Narrative is with our History, and celebrate this culture and Mr. Horton as a Culture Keeper.
This event is sponsored in part by The Artizen Company, Sights and Sounds, and Alternate ROOTs an art activist organization.

Date: November 4th, 2017
Location: Sights and Sounds Black Cultural Expo Museum
2050 Lawrenceville Hwy, Decatur, Georgia 30033
Time: 2pm – 4pm (doors of museum open at 10am)

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Mr. James C. Horton giving a tour of the Buffalo Soldiers exhibit.
Mr. James C Horton with long time friend and mentor C. Green of Alabama.
Tae Eady and Aimee McCoy, the co-founders of The Artizen Company, are excited to present this of their first Rhizome events. As new Alternate Roots members we are excited for the opportunity to network and get to know our other fellow Atlanta ROOTers and they to know us.

PREVIEW TONIGHT! Silent Encounters: Art in Body Language ~ $10+ tickets

FBBAnner Silent Encounters2016

The Artizen Company and Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery presents

Silent Encounter: Art in Body Language by Aimee McCoy and Tae Eady

An immersive reality experience about friendship, love, language, and loneliness.

 May 5 – PREVIEW

doors open at 7pm ~ $10+ tickets

May 6 – May 15,

Thurs. – Sat. 8pm, Sun. 7pm

Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery, 82 Forsyth St. SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30303

$25 Admission ~ $20 Prime Admission (65 and older) ~ $16 Student Admission w/ID

Thursdays are Pay-What-You-Can $10 and up.

Tickets online at SimpleTix.com

Doors open one hour before showtime.

Silent Encounters: Art in Body Language is a unique production where the audience is free. Free to roam, free to join actors on stage, and free to just sit back and watch the show. The audience is invited into a cozy atmosphere to enjoy the experience of living in another world if only for a few moments. Each night something different and special will take place, from special access to Eyedrum’s Art Gallery, to a possible impromptu concert. Anything can happen.

About the show:

The Artizen company has created an immersive reality production that combines theater, film, installation, and visual art  to create an experience where our two deaf performers interact with audience members as they live onstage. Silent Encounters: Art in Body Language is about Singer and Ant, best friends and roommates, who are deaf and non-verbal. They live a perfect life, isolated in their world, only communicating with each other. As they go about life and expand their circle of visitors, they encounter difficulties of sickness, loneliness, separation, and isolation. As Deaf people these struggles are intensified by complications with communicating, and lead to a surprising conclusion.

This show explores how we connect and communicate. The dichotomy of our complex language is at the heart of this work. We have a plethora of words to allow specificity in communication; however, we use this veritable shmorgishborg to mislead, cheat, confuse, distract, and often flat out lie. What would happen if we all lost our ability to speak words yet had to communicate? Would this communication be more truthful? Would it be clearer? As hearing people we sometimes take for granted those senses that others do not have, like hearing. We challenge our performers and our audience to find a deeper, truer way to communicate feelings, desires, and ideas by allowing only nonverbal communication.

Devised and directed by Aimee McCoy, Curated by Tae Eady. Support for this project was provided in part by AlternateRoot, The Nathan Cummings Foundation, The Ford Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, Eyedrum Arts and Music Gallery, VSA Arts of Georgia, BM Entertainment, and PushPush Theater.

Event on Facebook

The Artizen Company on Facebook

Website: www.theartizencompany.com

Tel: 770-771-4863

Email The Artizen Company

$3 parking At LAZ parking deck adjacent to Eyedrum.

Tickets on sale now!

FBBAnner Silent Encounters2016

The Artizen Company and Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery presents

Silent Encounter: Art in Body Language by Aimee McCoy and Tae Eady

An immersive reality experience about friendship, love, language, and loneliness.

May 5 – May 15, (May 5 – Preview doors open at 7pm.)

Thurs. – Sat. 8pm, Sun. 7pm

Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery, 82 Forsyth St. SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30303

$25 Admission ~ $20 Prime Admission (65 and older) ~ $16 Student Admission w/ID

Thursdays are Pay-What-You-Can $10 and up.

Tickets online at SimpleTix.com

Doors open one hour before showtime.

Silent Encounters: Art in Body Language is a unique production where the audience is free. Free to roam, free to join actors on stage, and free to just sit back and watch the show. The audience is invited into a cozy atmosphere to enjoy the experience of living in another world if only for a few moments. Each night something different and special will take place, from special access to Eyedrum’s Art Gallery, to a possible impromptu concert. Anything can happen.

About the show:

The Artizen company has created an immersive reality production that combines theater, film, installation, and visual art  to create an experience where our two deaf performers interact with audience members as they live onstage. Silent Encounters: Art in Body Language is about Singer and Ant, best friends and roommates, who are deaf and non-verbal. They live a perfect life, isolated in their world, only communicating with each other. As they go about life and expand their circle of visitors, they encounter difficulties of sickness, loneliness, separation, and isolation. As Deaf people these struggles are intensified by complications with communicating, and lead to a surprising conclusion.

This show explores how we connect and communicate. The dichotomy of our complex language is at the heart of this work. We have a plethora of words to allow specificity in communication; however, we use this veritable shmorgishborg to mislead, cheat, confuse, distract, and often flat out lie. What would happen if we all lost our ability to speak words yet had to communicate? Would this communication be more truthful? Would it be clearer? As hearing people we sometimes take for granted those senses that others do not have, like hearing. We challenge our performers and our audience to find a deeper, truer way to communicate feelings, desires, and ideas by allowing only nonverbal communication.

Devised and directed by Aimee McCoy, Curated by Tae Eady. Support for this project was provided in part by AlternateRoot, The Nathan Cummings Foundation, The Ford Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, Eyedrum Arts and Music Gallery, VSA Arts of Georgia, BM Entertainment, and PushPush Theater.

Event on Facebook

The Artizen Company on Facebook

Website: www.theartizencompany.com

Tel: 770-771-4863

Email The Artizen Company

$3 parking At LAZ parking deck adjacent to Eyedrum.