an arabesque in histories
January 28-February 3, 2018
Zero Mile Post
A site-based intervention to the Zero Mile Post, the oldest landmark in Atlanta. an arabesque in histories elicits choreography to demonstrate a compelling nuanced need to use the archival materials on site as a way for systems and actions to be poetic connectors to serve citizens of today. A co-collaboration with activist effort ThreadATL and the Department of Anthropology at Georgia State University.
The Atlanta Zero Mile Post stands as a reminder of the birth of the city of Atlanta. Established in 1847, the granite sculpture is currently locked away in a vacant building with a wooden wagon installed next to it, in the basement of a disused parking garage in Downtown Atlanta.
Featuring all new work, many of which will be created on site for eight female moving artists - Kristina Brown, Cara Celeste, Virginia Coleman, Christina Kelly, Katherine Maxwell, Mandi Mpezo, phaemonae, Mechelle Tunstall.
because you believe in something
Opening February 12, 2017
A glo production, with support from Fulton County Arts and Culture.
Thom Baker photography.