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FREE: "Shift, Sift, Swoosh Bods," Levester Williams, 10/12 - 11/18

Gordon Art Galleries
Baron & Ellin Gordon Art Galleries
Sunday, Nov 18, 2018 at 5:00 PM (ET)

Exhibition on view October 12 - November 18

Free Reception: October 11, 6 – 8 p.m.

“What happens, I ask, if we reimagine black objecthood as a way toward agency rather than its antithesis, as a strategy rather than simply a primal site of injury?” –Uri McMillan, Embodied Avatars: Genealogies of Black Feminist Art and Performance

Shift, Sift, Swoosh Bods is a multimedia installation of sculptures, sound, video performances and animations where the artist Levester Williams blurs the boundaries between performer, instrument, and audience. His installation facilitates bodily interactions through these media—both visual and sonic displays—by which the artist disrupts presumed knowledge of being an object to be acted upon to being a subject that acts. Thus, through performance, the artist invites the audience to reimagine the self by reorienting the body with action and sound and, thereby, shifting the self away from a mere observer to a more fluid state of agency.

For more information, please visit or call the Gordon Galleries at (757) 683-6271.
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Exchange Policy

All ticket orders are nonrefundable. Exchanges may be made if requested at least two business days prior to the performance for which the ticket was purchased. Exchanges are not available for discounted tickets.

Event Location
4509 Monarch Way Norfolk 23529 VA

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