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Swerve Conversation Series: Keke Brown and Yo-Yo Lin

  • Eyebeam 199 Cook Street Brooklyn, NY, 11206 United States (map)
Kiki Brown in performance at Denniston Hill, 2018. Photo: Vladimir Radojicic

Kiki Brown in performance at Denniston Hill, 2018. Photo: Vladimir Radojicic

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2019 Denniston Hill resident Keke Brown and Yo-Yo Lin will be in conversation on community art practice that is racially equitable and disability-led. The conversation will center on artists of color working around modes of access and accessibility.

Presented in partnership with the Laundromat Project.

 

ABOUT KEKE BROWN

Keke Brown. Photo: Vladimir Radojicic

Keke Brown. Photo: Vladimir Radojicic

Pelenakeke (Keke) Brown is a NYC based multidisciplinary artist. Her practice spans drawing, writing, and movement. She is from Aotearoa (New Zealand) and is an afakasi Samoan, disabled, queer artist. She received a Dance/NYC’s Disability Dance Artistry Award and was the curator for the Artists of Color Council Movement Research at Judson Church Spring 2019 season. She has curated and presented programs for The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Lincoln Center. She is a 2018 Create Change Fellow with the Laundromat Project and an NYFA Immigrant Artist Program alum. She has attended residencies at the Vermont Studio Center (VT), Denniston Hill (NY) and Ana Pekapeka Studio (NZ). She has exhibited her work in the US and internationally. Her non-fiction creative work has been published in The James Franco Review, Hawai‘i Review, Apogee Journal, and the upcoming Movement Research Performance Journal issue. She is a founding member of Touch Compass, New Zealand's first mixed-ability dance company. 

Brown attended the National Academy School of Fine Art, Studio Intensive Program, NY and received a BA in English literature and Pacific Studies, focusing on art and literature by indigenous people as well as post colonial theory, from Auckland University, NZ. Currently she is the Assistant Director of Culture Push, a NYC based non-profit arts organization.


ABOUT YO-YO LIN

Yo-Yo Lin. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Yo-Yo Lin. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Yo-Yo Lin is a media artist who creates audiovisual installation experiences and explores the possibilities of the animated medium in the context of emerging technologies. She uses intelligent projection/ lighting, digital and hand-drawn media, interactive objects, and lush sound design to create meditative 'memoryscapes'. Her work often evaluates human perception and connection as a vehicle for self-knowledge. A first generation immigrant from Taiwanese parents, Yo-Yo often draws from childhood memories borrows iconography from her Tao Buddhist religion.

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