The CAC is excited to present Inter[SECTOR], an online conversation series bringing together artists, activists, and policy-makers to discuss the critical issues facing society today, through the lens of artistic practice.

 

Inter[SECTOR]: Decarceration and the Arts

Inter[SECTOR]: Decarceration and the Arts is an ongoing conversation series featuring San Francisco-based artist Jo Kreiter, Artist Director of Flyaway Productions and creator of the "The Wait Room", a spectacular aerial work that depicts the trauma and challenges faced by families with incarcerated loved ones, which will be presented at the CAC in Spring 2021. In an effort to build community dialogue ahead of the performance, Jo engages with local and national artists and activists on the front lines of ending mass incarceration. 

Explore Inter[SECTOR]: Decarceration and the Arts

Watch Part I with Alanah Odoms, Executive Director of the ACLU of Louisiana

Watch Part II with Ivy Mathis, formerly-incarcerated activist

Watch Part III with Ausettua Amor Amenkum and Kathy Randels (The Graduates of New Orleans)

Watch Part IV with Maryam Henderson-Uloho and Kathy Randels (SisterHearts Thrift Store and The Graduates)

Watch Part V with Felicia Gomez and Fox and Rob Rich (ESSIE Justice Group and Participatory Defense NOLA)

Part VI with Zoe Boekbinder (The Prison Music Project)

This series is part of ArtOrbit, your online guide to art and artists from the CAC and around the world during COVID-19.

 

About Jo Kreiter and The Wait Room

In 1996, Jo Kreiter founded Flyaway Productions, an apparatus-based dance company that advances social issues and explores the range and power of female physicality. Under Kreiter’s artistic direction, Flyaway creates dances on architectural and fabricated steel objects raised off the ground, with dancers suspended from two to 100 feet in the air. Kreiter/Flyaway are recipients of four Isadora Duncan Dance Awards, as well as awards from institutions like the Center for Cultural Innovation, the California Arts Council and the Creative Work Fund. In the book Moving Sites: Investigating Site-Specific Dance Performances (Routledge, 2015), Kreiter’s work is referenced as an example of “the politically-driven work of the experienced and prolific site dance artists.” Her work, "The Wait Room," is a dance performance installation that exposes the physical, psychic, and emotional burden of incarceration for women with imprisoned loved ones. Via a series of custom-made chairs suspended by a counterweight system, the project invokes the balancing act women have to maintain when stripped of emotional and economic support from their partners and family. The CAC is excited to present The Wait Room in the spring of 2021. Learn more at flyawayproductions.com