Assembly: Walk the (pink) Elephant

Assembly: Walk the (pink) Elephant
June 15, 2017, 6 – 7 pm
Chace Galleries

Walk the (pink) Elephant is a work-in-progress exploration of absence, crafting a ritual of reckoning and regeneration in the face of cataclysmic loss. It memorializes and opens ground in the wake of the decimation of multiple generations of (often queer) artists of color by HIV/AIDS and the consequent erasure of their creative legacies, their living, loving and dying. WT(p)E employs Denizen Arts:’ dynamic collaborative approach, steeped in the liberational ritual practices of the African diaspora as points of creative reference and departure.


Denizen Arts: is a collaborative creative project conceived in 2016 by dance/performance artist yon Tande and theatre/movement artist Jude Sandy. DA:’s work is informed and inspired by African diaspora cultural and art-making traditions. DA: seeks to be a locus and resource for the creation of new works and for renewed discourses on historic and contemporary complexities of the human experience.

Artists working in a variety of disciplines and mediums share their work in gallery spaces. Framed by the chance juxtapositions of objects on view in Intermission, these performances present creative interpretations, inclusive practices, and sensory experiments.

Assembly is supported by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how NEA grants impact individuals and communities, visit