First Look at “Ocean Body” by Helga Davis

First Look at “Ocean Body” by Helga Davis

Presented by Hermitage Artist Retreat in partnership with EnsembleNew SRQ and Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe

Thursday, April 8 @ 7:00pm EST • virtual access

A first look at “Ocean Body,” the Hermitage Greenfield Prize commission by 2019 winner Helga Davis. This is a unique story of friendship told through music, sculpture, and Manasota Key. Helga Davis, along with her collaborators Shara Nova and Mark DeChiazza, will share excerpts and lead a robust discussion about the work’s composition, the development of the work’s visual language, and how this tale of friendship took on new life as the pandemic and larger societal issues of racial justice loomed around it. “Ocean Body” is a multi-screen, multi-channel sound installation that explores the potential of interracial coalition through the deep yet tenuous bonds of a decade-long friendship between Helga Davis and Shara Nova.

Registration required at HermitageArtistRetreat.org. $5 per person registration fee.