Lawrence Graham-Brown /
Gimme Bak Ma Clothes!
Gimme Bak Ma Clothes is a performance-based intervention inspired by Thomas Dartmouth Rice, who, in the 1830’s, became the father of American Minstrelsy Theater. This work will include the Liturgic actions of sprinkling of rice on the path of 14th street in memory of “Jim Crow Rice” and his legacy. Specific rituals of cleansing and blessing will involve the use of lime, powder, rum, cinnamon, et cetera, welcoming a new day with shouts of “Gimme Bak Mah Clothes.”
Saturday-Monday, October 1-3 and Thursday, October 6 morning, afternoon and evening
Performances begin at Union Square.
Lawrence Graham-Brown is a cross-disciplinary artist who works in sculpture, painting, performance, among other media. His work has been presented by: Aljira Center for Contemporary Arts, The Queens Museum of Art, El Museo del Barrio, The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, Real Art Ways, 2008 Shanghai Biennial among other places.