Tongue Tide

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Curated by Christina Freeman and Emireth Herrera

July 2017

Inspired by Flux Factory’s location in Queens, NY — the most language-dense area in the world– Tongue Tide explored the multitude of ways in which artists engage with language, addressing both its tide-like ebb and flow as well as its limitations.

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Investigating the ways in which we experience, use and understand words, the projects included: games, performances, printed text installation, neon sign, nomadic library, opera, karaoke booth, artists books, online dictionary, video installation, walks, conversations over meals, visual storytelling workshops and more.

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Participating Artists:

Amela Parcic & Marija DraskicAmira HanafiThe Blue Bus ProjectBibi Calderaro, Carlos SalasEugenio De Giovanni PizzornoGraciela CasselGrayson EarleHeather Kapplow & Ernie Kim, Helen LeeIrene ChanJean Barberis & Daupo, Jevijoe VitugJ TriangularKatie MurrayKristin McIverMagali Duzant, Masoom Moitra, Maribel PlasenciaMartha Wilson, Michal Dzitko, Nina RossP A L / Pilipinx American LibraryPatricia SilvaPurgatory Pie PressRashedul Deepon & Dan Silverman, Xenia Diente 

 

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Press:

Hyperallergic “Playing with Words in the Most Linguistically Diverse Place in the World”

ArtFCity  “This Week’s Must See Art Events”

Greenpointers  “Tongue Tide, Zine Fest, Harpoon Siracha Blonde, Summer Shake-Up, Twerk It Tuesday — What’s Happening, Greenpoint?”

ArtCards “Editor’s Pick”

Queens Chronicle

Support:

Support for Tongue Tide was provided by the New York Community Trust, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo, and the New York State Legislature, in-kind support from Materials for the Arts and Lagunitas.