is the grass any bluer...

is the grass any bluer...
on the other side?

Saturday, October 20, 2012

TRUST(ing) -- A Latitude Artist Community Event This Friday!


an extension… based on Meaghan Carpenter’s performance series Trust with Meaghan Carpenter and Latitude Artist Community

at Latitude Artist Community
948 Manchester Street, Lexington, Kentucky


October 26 1:20pm- 1:40pm, Free

More information: Bruce Burris (859) 806-0195

Meaghan Carpenter of Maryland is represented in LAL’s nod to performance art “Approach”. Curated by Rae Goodwin director of Art Foundations at the University of Kentucky, Approach opens Oct. 26. This review includes video, photographs, installations, and performance works. Carpenter’s “Trust” which will be performed during the opening is a mobile nail salon housed inside an Army parachute, a place where Carpenter trades hand massages and manicures for 20 minutes of conversation.

Meaghan Carpenter:
Latitude Artist Community:
and on facebook

more about Trust(ing): Latitude has long been involved in creating performance and installation works. Often these works allow some insight on practices relative to those of us who live their lives in institutional environments, and thus we encourage further dialog and consideration of issues which are commonly overlooked or most often, simply ignored.

In this adaptation of Meaghan Carpenter’s “Trust” we take a look at the risk taken by those living in an institutional setting as they routinely
trust their self care to others. What does it mean to transport an enclave of people considered disabled to a salon for a “beauty treatment?" 

Can we not take care of ourselves in this way at home? 

What does it mean when a local faith organization provides grooming and dress accessories to adults as they enter a sponsored dance? 

Are these positive enhancements or do they demean us as individuals? 

Are we validating poor institutional practices by encouraging these group fixes?

 In Trust(ing) Latitude artists turn the tables on these practices, giving to, as opposed to receiving a manicure from Ms Carpenter.

an ELandF project
sponsored by Latitude Artist Community

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