Been Here is a multi-channel installation that showcases Bartram Garden’s neighbors and friends as they perform everyday acts of art and movement. The triptych Been Here, originally inspired by Chris Ofili’s The Blue Riders, features night time footage filmed in slow motion at Bartram’s Garden. Been Here highlights the creative power that has long existed in these communities. Accompanying the triptych is the experimental documentary Witness, a contemplative collage of audio interviews and daylight activities that explore relationships between place and self. Been Here features poetry by Sophia Poe, rhyme by Nyfease Sims, and the drumline Second To None.
Been Here, directed by Marie Alarcon (ACG '09), is a cornerstone project for the eight-month Southwest Roots Residency at Bartram’s Garden by the BARETEETH collective in collaboration with Alarcon and multimedia artist Ash Richards. Opening Reception September 29, 6:00 - 9:00 PM. Weekend viewing hours Saturday and Sunday 2:00 - 6:00 PM.
BARETEETH (BT) is an experimental dance collective that collaborates with artists from other disciplines to create time based work and performances. Our current formation for the Southwest Roots Artist Catalyst residency includes BT dancers Althea Baird, Jennifer Turnbull (ACG '09), Darlene DeVore, and Lily Hughes (ACG '15), mixed media artist Ash Richards, and film and sound artist Marie Alarcon (ACG '09).
The opening reception takes place September 29, 6:00 - 9:00 PM at Bartram's Garden. Learn more.