“Awaiting Further Transformation” Opens Aug. 5, 2022 at DCAC
Mark your calendars now to join us on Friday, August 5 at 6 p.m. at Dare County Arts Council, Manteo NC, for the opening of “Awaiting Further Transformation,” a collaborative exhibition of more than 20 new artworks that engage with the question, “Now What?”
The opening will include a one-night-only event: during the reception, we will premiere a new performance work created in collaboration with six local artists, writers and musicians.
Our artistic exploration of the idea of transformation began for us in March 2021. After a year of COVID, after the nationwide outcry for justice for Black Americans, after January 6, after the political and social turmoil engendered by ugly expressions of social hatred, after increasingly extreme weather events and continued economic upheaval, we kept hearing the assertion that we and the world have been forever transformed.
We were unconvinced. Have we? Really? We thought it was time to ask ourselves, “What does that even mean?”
Greek myths of transformation usually ended when a hapless nymph found herself reconstituted as a tree or a star. What came next? Permanent immobility? Or something extraordinary that we cannot even imagine, because the rest of the story is untold.
Our artwork returns to stories of transformation that may give us all clues, ideas, and perhaps even hope. Explore the question with us and with our performance partners, and propose your own answers through a participatory response wall. As details of the event emerge, we will share them in this space. Also check DCAC’s website: Dare County Arts Council
“Awaiting Further Transformation” is made possible in part through the generous support of the North Carolina Arts Council.