Night Lights returns this month on Thursday, March 3, as a part of Feminist March programming with a live, avant-garde dance/Super-8 film performance presented by Portland-based artist Jackie Davis. You Must Work in the Garden of Eden displays the beauty of everyday routine and the necessity of interpersonal support as two foundations for building the lives we dream of living.
A visual and auditory pattern of stylized actions, the film investigates daily habits and the profound effects these often subconscious choices have on shaping individual and community cultures. With this site-specific performance, Davis explores conversations and questions pertaining to our collective work and existence – With life as art, how can people look at their habits as repeatedly chosen and reaffirming acts? Who are we, as individuals, standing, breathing and moving around day-to-day? And what upkeep supports our communities/who is doing it?
About the Artist
Jackie Davis loves to explore performance dynamics and destroy the myth that artists and audiences are distinct. She believes that art production is a deeply collaborative and reciprocal act. A fighter of the cult of the autonomous/exceptional individual, her work highlights regularity, the beauty of the ordinary and the necessity of cooperation. Additionally (and importantly), she views media construction as an act of self-creation.
Night Lights Presents: You Must Work in the Garden of Eden by Jackie Davis
Thursday, March 3, 2016
Dusk (6:30) -8:30
North side of RACC offices, 411 NW Park Avenue
About Night Lights
Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC) and The Hollywood Theatre have collaborated to present Night Lights, a series of public art projections displayed monthly in Portland, OR. Join us each First Thursday in the Pearl District for a different projection on the North Wall of the RACC offices (411 NW Park Ave.).