A project of Performa 13, artist Pawel Althamer in collaboration with Noah Fischer, Roman Stanczak, Szymon & Bruno Althamer, Rafal Zwirek and the Aaron Burr Society present a space of performative possibility at BiBA of Williamsburg, open from November 2-21 2013. It will culminate in a feast, a monumental sculpture, and a ceremony in honor of all mothers displaced from their homes. Set against Manhattan’s skyline on the Williamsburg waterfront, BiBA of Williamsbug is the venue selected by artist Pawel Althamer. Sited near rising luxury towers, it’s a symbol of the rapid development and consequent displacement in New York City. We feel that dignity of place is an essential matter of citizenship.
Queen Mother Dr. Louis Blakely: Community Mayor of Harlem and Goodwill Ambassador to Africa at the United Nation will be present at the dinner to accept a gift from the artists, and to bless the 50 foot long steel and mixed media sculpture “Queen Mother of Reality” which will be ceremonially moved to a spot beside the East River. Szymon Althamer, master chef based in Warsaw will design a unique performative feast followed by live music and dancing at BiBA.