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#funkgodjazzmedicine Opens September 20th!


funkgodjazz&medicine: Black Radical Brooklyn

Opening Party: September 20th 2-6pm

Weeksville Heritage Center: 158 Buffalo Avenue & Bergen Street. Brooklyn, NY

September 20 – October 12, 2014. Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 12-6pm

escape artist had the pleasure of collaborating and designing costumes for artist Simone Leigh’s “Free Peoples Medical Clinic” (FPMC), which is one of four projects in Creative Time and Weeksville Heritage Center‘s Funk, God, Jazz, and Medicine: Black Radical Brooklyn. This is a walkable month-long art exhibition of community-based art commissions curated by Rashida Bumbray, and also including artists Xenobia Bailey, Otabenga Jones & Associates, and Bradford Young. Black Radical Brooklyn launches from the site of Weeksville, a Brooklyn community established by free and formerly enslaved Black citizens 11 years after abolition in New York State. Simone Leigh‘s project focuses on engaging the critical intersections of public health, racial consciousness, and women’s work as it asks viewers to consider the often-overlooked players – most especially the unknown Black women nurses, osteopaths, gynecologists, and midwives – who have overserved an underserved population for centuries.


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Untitled (Structures) – Chicago Artist Reception

In celebration of the ongoing brilliance of this project that we worked on with Artist, Leslie Hewitt & Cinematographer, Bradford Young, Chicago boutique, Sir & Madame will host a reception for Untitled (Structures).

The project is currently on display in Chicago at the Museum of Contemporary Art until August 31st.

Click here for details: http://www.untitled-structures.info/


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June, 2014 · 5:58 pm

Untitled (Structures): Houston

Picture 2Picture 3I am very proud to have worked on this extraordinary project with artist Leslie Hewitt and cinematographer Bradford Young. This Friday the artists will be doing a talk about the work at The Menil Collection in Houston. In addition to the Menil, Untitled (Structures) will also be on view at the Des Moines Art Center through January 27, 2013, and will travel to the  Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.

Untitled (Structures)
A new film installation by Leslie Hewitt in collaboration with cinematographer Bradford Young

The Menil Collection
1533 Sul Ross Street
Houston, Texas

Opening Reception:
Friday January 25, 2013
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

A conversation with the artists
6:00 p.m.

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Chicago Casting Call

(example of reference images from the civil rights era)


Artist Leslie Hewitt, cinematographer Bradford Young, and producer Karin Chien, with the support of three major art institutions, will be creating a series of short silent (non-linear) film vignettes that will point to themes of migration, integration and ultimately the envisioning of a contemporary American landscape.

This series is in response to the Adelaide de Menil Carpenter and Edmund Carpenter photography collection, which documents aspects of 20th century American race‐based cultural and political life through the eyes of photographers Bob Adelman, Leonard Freed, Bruce Davidson, Danny Lyon, Dan Budnik and Elliott Erwitt and the selection criteria of the collectors.

Hewitt and Young’s film installation will be exhibited in 2012 at the following supporting art institutions:

The Menil Collection            

MCA – Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

The Des Moines Art Center


Hewitt in collaboration with Young want to address the limits of still photography and the photojournalistic model explored in the collection through the creation of a film-based project. This project will focus on the personal, yet political and the public, yet private worlds that were often missed by the traditional camera lens.

If you are interested in participating, please reply to escapeartistconsulting@gmail.com with the following:

  1. Full Name:
  2. Age:
  3. Sex:
  4. Phone number(s) including area code:
  5. Email:
  6. Height:
  7. Race/Ethnicity:
  8. Clothing/Shoe sizes:
  9. After reading about the project, please describe what personal connection you may have to the theme of civil rights in Chicago?:
  10. Your availability to shoot for 4-5 hours on each of the following dates (starting in the morning/daytime hours)…

a) Friday, November 18th = please advise?
b) Saturday, November 19th = please advise?
c) Sunday, November 20th = please advise?

Please also reply with 3 recent photographs of yourself:

  1. Full length, frontal pose
  2. Frontal profile picture (from chest up to top of head)
  3. 3/4″ side profile shot (from chest up)Casting 19-30 year old Males and Females  in the Chicago area:
    • Must be available to shoot in Chicago for 4-5 daytime hours between November 19– 21st, 2011
    • $75 per diem


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