Performance: Jodie-Lyn-Kee Chow, Living Herstories of Sugar
Aug. 6, 2023, 03:00 pm
Exploring performance and installation, Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow’s work draws from the nostalgia of her Jamaican homeland, Caribbean folklore, fantasy, feminism, globalism, spirituality and environmentalism. Her performance Living Her-Stories of Sugar is adapted in part from the 2022 play Living Histories of Sugar, directed by Dr. Marisa Wilson, Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, with scholarly research accredited to Diana Paton, William Robertson Professor of History at the University of Edinburgh. In the original production, Lyn-Kee-Chow was one of six performance artists and scholars on the three-year project who have generational or familial links to the histories of enslavement in the Caribbean and the sugar industry in Scotland. In her performance at Wave Hill, taking place on Jamaica’s Independence Day (August 6), she reprises two of her original roles in the play, with monologues by Sarah Williams, an enslaved Black woman, and by Mary Williamson, a free mixed-race woman of African and European descent who addresses the importance of gardening as a strategy of survival and resistance.
Living Her-Stories of Sugar was commissioned by Wave Hill on the ocassion of the exhibition This Place We Once Remembered.
Registration encouraged but not required, online or by calling 718.549.3200 x251
Questions? Please email us at [email protected] or call the telephone number and extension above.
Wave Hill House and Armor Hall are wheelchair-accessible. There is an accessible, ground-level entrance at the front of the building with a power-assist door. The restroom on the ground level is all-gender and ADA-compliant. Additional ADA-compliant restrooms are available on the lower level, which can be accessed by elevator.