Liquid Heat is an exciting and dynamic urban pubic art project designed for Havana, New York and Rio de Janeiro. My aim is to bring communities together, through the creation of site-specific public art works, and the experience of art through educational opportunities for kids across all economic and social groups.
For the launch of Liquid Heat, I collaborated with Santiago Alfonso, one of Cuba's most important choreographers. In a unique photo-shoot I created a series of vibrant, life size photographs that capture the movement, energy and passion of Cuban Popular dance. Liquid Heat was exhibited in Havana, at the prestigious museum, Casa Guayasamin in Old Havana as part of The Festival Internacional de Danza en Paisajes Urbanos, Habana Vieja: Ciudad en Movimiento in April 2018.
Liquid Heat launched in Harlem, New York at RAW SPACE in August 2018 as part of Harlem Havana Festival and HARLEM WEEK.
To create a lived experience of the exhibition and the dance, RITMO Y COLOR, a fun summer Cuban dance and art program for local kids took place within the gallery space. Lead by Cuban dancer Luanda Pau, the children explored creative expression, movement and colour through Cuban dance, the Liquid Heat exhibit as a starting point and inspiration.
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