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Public Performance Art Intervention Series
April 16, May 21, and June 4, 2011


TRACE-ABLE is a long term project initiated by artist Hector Canonge. In collaboration with invited artists, Lawrence Graham-Brown and John Cichon, the monthly public performance art interventions (April through June, 2011) took place at Manuel de Dios Unanue Triangle Park in Jackson Heights, Queens. The project consisted of covering the park’s side walks with a large canvas where the artists performed choreographed tasks, engaged the public, and walked barefoot on the canvas leaving footprints to raise awareness about present issues affecting New York City.

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Saturday, April 16, 4 - 7 PM
Trace-Able: VIOLENT -in observance of Immigrant Heritage Week in New York City, references the violent attacks against immigrants and other minority groups in the streets of NYC, and other major urban centers in the United States.

Saturday, May 21, 4 - 7 PM (Documentation)
Trace-Able: HABITAT references the ever changing living conditions of many residents in local neighborhoods.  This second event also relates to housing, gentrification, homelessness, shifting demographics, and the environment.


Saturday, June 4, 4 - 7 PM (Documentation)

Trace-Able: HOMOGENIUS celebrates June Pride Month in Queens and NYC.  The event observes the accomplishments of many Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender people whose contributions to society have helped move forward the LGBT movement.

Location and Directions:

Manuel De Dios Unanue Triangle Park
83rd St. at Roosevelt Ave., Jackson Heights, Queens
(#7 Train, exit at 82 St. Station, walk to 83 St. on Roosevelt Ave)


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Upon the completiion of the three performances, the painted canvas along with ephimera obtained from the events and new works (multimedia installations, photography, and video) created around the different themes in Trace-Able, will be displayed in the upcoming exhibition TRACES to take place in 2012.

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Trace-Able: VIOLENT is sponsored by Dromm for NYC.