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top: Russell Watson, video still from PREfixED 

bottom: Carolina Vasquez, video still from PLAY on Sound

 

 

About: labotanica is a resource and a laboratory using flexible, open-ended formats to frame new art forms and dialogues. labotanica engages diverse communities through education, collaboration, and experimentation.

Location:
2316 Elgin (at Dowling)
Houston, TX 77004
(in the lower level of the Historic Eldorado Ballroom) [view map]

la@labotanica.org
http://labotanica.org

Hours:
Saturdays 1pm - 5pm
and by appointment

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Caribbean Short Films at labotanica
Friday, May 7, 2010, 7pm
Co-curated by Ayanna Jolivet Mccloud, labotanica and
Zoya Tommy, PG CONTEMPORARY
2316 Elgin at Dowling [map]
$10

as part of New World Creole
a festival presented by Objectif Magazine
Festival dates: Thursday, May 6- Sunday, May 9, 2010

labotanica and PG CONTEMPORARY present a night of Caribbean short films featuring videos and films by artists from throughout the Caribbean including: Emilie Upczak (Trinidad), Oneika Russell (Jamaica), Dinorah De Jesús Rodríguez (Miami/Cuba), Wendell McShine (Trinidad), Alicia Milne (Trinidad), Carolina Vasquez and Bethan Marlow (Dominican Republic/ Colombia/ Wales)
 Russell Watson (Barbados), Rosamond King (Trinidad/ The Gambia), and Gabrielle Civil (USA).

This night of Caribbean short films is part of New World Creole, a multi-disciplinary festival presented by Objectif Magazine, May 6-9th in various venues throughout Houston, Texas. New World Creole brings together emerging artists, filmmakers, musicians, curators, and cultural magazine editors for a broad dialogue about and artistic interpretations of the creole cultural heritage of the Americas through film, music and symposia.
New World Creole is inspired by an article of the same name published in Objectif magazine, which is a program of Satori Phoenix Arts and Mass Media Organization (SPAMMO).

Scheduled New World Creole festival activities include: 

Thursday, May 6, 6:30pm
Objectif Eye on Haiti: A Teach-In A Teach-In

S.H.A.P.E. Community Center, 3815 Live Oak, 77004 [map]
An analysis of Haiti's history, the vibrancy of its culture and the importance of its political struggles, SPAMMO invites community members and university faculty from across the Houston community to provide historical, political, economic and social analysis on the current situation


Friday, May 7, 7pm
Caribbean Short Films screening

labotanica,   2316 Elgin (at Dowling) [map]
co-curated by Ayanna Jolivet McCloud, labotanica and Zoya Tommy, PG Contemporary 


Saturday, May 810am-2pm
Documentary Filmmaking Master Class with Thomas Allen Harris
Dupree Sculpture Park on Project Row Houses campus (Francis and Dowling St)
12pm-6pm All day live music concerts and turntabilism (Reggae, Dancehall Soca, Dub, Dubstep, et al.)

7pm Latin Film Shorts curated by Juan Caceres followed by artists talk-- Shifting Roots and Routes: Art and Re-Presentation of Cultural Hybridity, at labotanica, 2316 Elgin (at Dowling) [map]

Sunday, May 9,5:30pm-7:00pm
Rice Media Center [map]
Thomas Allen Harris presents his award winning film É Minha Cara/That’s My Face and a sneak preview of his current work-in-progress Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People and Q&A; followed by a screening of Herscovits at the Heart of Blackness, 7:30pm-9:30pm at Rice Media Center

  
$10 per event or $25 for a full festival pass which includes admission to all events, excluding the master class which is $50.
Tickets may be purchased on line at http://creole.eventbrite.com VENDOR SPACES AVAILABLE For more information, contact Maurice Roberts at (832) 887-8665 or via email mocherob@gmail.com

 

About Objectif Magazine/ SPAMMO:
Founded in 2007, SPAMMO is a media arts non-profit organization dedicated to providing multiple platforms for avant garde artistic vision which includes the publication of Objectif, an underground arts and culture magazine, a radio production entitled Radio Objectif, events and exhibitions.

About PG CONTEMPORARY:
PG CONTEMPORARY is an art enterprise/gallery, established in 2009 by Zoya Tommy in Houston, TX to exhibit and promote contemporary art, from the United States and the Caribbean.

About labotanica:
labotanica uses flexible, open-ended formats to frame new art forms and dialogues. labotanica key words: reciprocity, exploration, freedom, latitudes, open-ended, flexibility, de-center, soulfulness, processes. labotanica is part of Project Row Houses’ Residency Program and is located at: 2316 Elgin (at Dowling), Houston, Texas 77004, and open to the public Saturdays 1-5 and by appointment.





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