“Awaiting Further Transformation” Encore Exhibit and Performance March 4, 2023 at Currituck County Arts Council Gallery
Join us on Saturday, March 4, 6-9 p.m., at the Currituck County Arts Council Gallery, 126 Campus Drive, Moyock NC, for the opening of “Awaiting Further Transformation,” a collaborative exhibition of artworks that engage with the question, “Now What?”
The opening reception will include an encore performance of “Awaiting Further Transformation: A Performance for Eight Voices,” a new performance work created in collaboration with six local artists, writers and musicians. The performance begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. The performance was originally presented in August 2022 at Dare Arts in Manteo, NC.
Our artistic exploration of the idea of transformation began 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.
“Awaiting Further Transformation” is made possible in part through support from the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources