LAURA ANDERSON BARBATA: TRANSCOMMUNALITY : INTERVENTIONS AND COLLABORATIONS IN STILT DANCING COMMUNITIES : NEW YORK, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, OAXACA. Laura Anderson Barbata.

LAURA ANDERSON BARBATA: TRANSCOMMUNALITY : INTERVENTIONS AND COLLABORATIONS IN STILT DANCING COMMUNITIES : NEW YORK, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, OAXACA.

Madrid: Turner, 2012. color plates, pict. boards. Item #114714
ISBN: 9788415427919((English)

This book that celebrates the artist Laura Anderson Barbata's alliance with traditional stilt dancers from the West Indies and Mexico, as well as her collaboration with artisans of Oaxaca, Mexico. Born in Mexico City, Barbata is a multidisciplinary artist who has worked primarily in the social realm. The book features her iconic work with stilt dancers, for whom she creates, in collaboration with community members and traditional artisans, costumes and wearable sculptures. Transcomunalidad examines the beginning of the project in Trinidad and Tobago, and highlights the way Anderson Barbata has integrated into her work The Brooklyn Jumbies, a group of stilt dancers from the West Indies and West Africa living in Brooklyn and more recently collaborating with Los Zancudos de Zaachila from Oaxaca, Mexico. By uniting these two living traditions and working alongside them, Anderson Barbata bridges continents, cultures and communities creating astonishing work that melds contemporary art and cultural heritage practices. The book features her iconic work with stilt dancers, for whom she creates, in collaboration with community members and traditional artisans, costumes and wearable sculptures. The resulting works challenge the notions of collaborative community art, public art, performance, sculpture and tradition.

Price: $59.95

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