Nov 16 - 21 2020
/ STILL HERE / – SCREEN ART SERIES

/ STILL HERE / – SCREEN ART SERIES

Presented by Montserrat College of Art at Various Digital Platforms

/ STILL HERE / is a distillation of half-a-year of uncertainty. It is a contemplation on the isolation and infinite scroll of quarantine as well as a direct response to the climate of social re-awakening.

/ STILL HERE / explores relationships, community, justice, and connection in a time with limited physical touch. It is a dark mirror of the dark mirrors we consume all of our content through.

The program will utilize numerous digital platforms for temporal experiences ranging from minutes to hours.

SCHEDULE

Monday, 11/16, 7PM
JEFFREY AGUSTINE SONGCO
DRESS REHEARSAL
Location: Montserrat Galleries’ Vimeo 

Tuesday, 11/17, 7-9PM
M LAMAR
DEATHLESSNESS
Location: Montserrat Galleries’ Vimeo 

Wednesday, 11/18, 7-7:30PM
SANTANA BELLAS
A CONVERSATION
Location: Montserrat Galleries’ Youtube Live

Thursday, 11/19, 7-7:30PM
HONDURAS HERRERA
EL PÁJARO NACIONAL
Location: Montserrat Galleries’ Zoom 

Friday, 11/20, 7PM
WINSLOW FUNAKI
CAKE FOR HUMANS
Location: Montserrat Galleries’ Instagram Live

Saturday, 11/21, 7PM
LA POCHA NOSTRA
Location: TBD

The Artists:
Santana Bellas (CA), a queer multi-media artist of color navigating the world of design, photography, and creative direction. He has worked with clients such as Levi’s, Gap, Apple and Universal Music Group.

 

Winslow Funaki (RI) is a maker and educator working in sculpture, furniture design, video, performance, and baked goods. As a reflection of her own mixed identity, she creates in-between objects that resist categorization. She holds a BFA in Painting from Rhode Island School of Design in 2015, attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2016, and completed her MFA in Furniture Design at RISD this past May. Her work has been exhibited in venues including Special Special in New York, the RISD Museum and Brown University in Providence, RI, and will be included in an upcoming exhibition at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, WI.

 

Honduras Herrera (Honduras) es un artista Estadounidense de origen Hondureño a través de Canadá que ahora vive en Detroit, Michigan. El trabajo de Herrera es autobiográfico y explora cuestiones relacionadas con las fronteras nacionales, incluyendo las políticas de raza e idioma, y de la sexualidad. Herrera recibió una licenciatura y una maestría en bellas artes en el Canadá con concentración en escultura, fotografía y artes de acción.

Arturo Herrera, aka Honduras Herrera, is an American artist of Honduran origin through Canada who now lives in Detroit, Michigan. Herrera’s work is autobiographical and explores issues related to national boundaries, including the politics of race, language and of sexuality. Herrera received a Bachelor’s and Master’s of Fine Arts in Canada with a concentration in sculpture, photography, and performance art.

 

M Lamar (NY) is a composer who works across opera, metal, performance, video, sculpture and installation to craft sprawling narratives of radical becomings. Lamar holds a BFA from The San Francisco Art Institute and attended the Yale School of Art, sculpture program, before dropping out to pursue music. Lamar’s work has been presented internationally, most recently at Wellcome Collection London, The Cloisters at The Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Funkhaus Berlin Germany, Kunstgebäude Stuttgart, The Meet Factory in Prague, National Sawdust New York, The Kitchen New York, MoMa PS1’s Greater New York, Merkin Hall, New York, Issue Project Room New York, The Walter and McBean Galleries, San Francisco; Human resources, Los Angeles;Wesleyan University; Participant Inc., New York; New Museum, New York; Södra Teatern, Stockholm; Warehouse9, Copenhagen; WWDIS Fest, Gothenburg and Stockholm; The International Theater Festival, Donzdorf, Germany; Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, New York; Performance Space 122, New York; and African American Art & Culture Complex, San Francisco; among others.

 

La Pocha Nostra (CA) is a transdisciplinary arts organization & 501-c3 non-profit that provides a support network and forum for artists of various disciplines, generations, gender complexities and ethnic backgrounds. La Pocha is devoted to erasing the borders between art and politics, art practice and theory, artist and spectator. For 25+ years, LPN has intensely focused on the notion of collaboration across national borders, race, gender and generations as an act of radical citizen diplomacy and as a means to create “ephemeral communities” of rebel artists.

La Pocha Nostra’s performance work mixes experimental aesthetics, activist politics, Spanglish humor and audience participation to create a “total experience” for both live and online audience member/reader/viewer.

 

Jeffrey Augustine Songco (MI) is a multidisciplinary artist. Born and raised in New Jersey to devout Catholic Filipino immigrants, his artistic identity developed at a young age with training in classical ballet, voice, and musical theater. He holds a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University and an MFA from San Francisco Art Institute. His artwork has been exhibited throughout the USA including the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco and the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts in Grand Rapids. In 2017, he was featured in the publication Queering Contemporary Asian American Art, and he was the Installation Category Juried Award winner at ArtPrize Nine. His writings have appeared in Art21 Blog, Bad at Sports, The Huffington Post, and Hyperallergic. After living in Pittsburgh, Bushwick, and San Francisco, he currently lives and works in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Admission Info

Free Admisson

Dates & Times

2020/11/16 - 2020/11/21

Location Info

Various Digital Platforms

Beverly, MA 01915