Alice Yard presents Collaborative Gestures WDD25/The Cult of the Woman

By ARC Magazine Saturday, January 19th, 2013 Categories: ARC Partners, Updates

On Saturday 19 January, Alice Yard will host two informal events examining creative collaboration. From 2 to 5 pm, the We Does Draw  group will meet with artist Christopher Cozier for a conversation about his Development Patterns, which invites open participation in his upcoming exhibition In Development at David Krut Projects in New York.

From 5 to 7 pm, Barbadian artist Shanika Grimes — currently artist in residence at Alice Yard — and her Trinidadian counterpart Michelle Isava will present the collaborative performance The Cult of the Woman, investigating “how women indoctrinate other women into submission to men” and the relationship of food and gender roles in both Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago.

Both events are open to the public and all are invited.


Alice Yard is the backyard space of the house at 80 Roberts Street, Woodbrook, Port of Spain. This was once the house of Sean Leonard’s great-grandmother. Four generations of children played and imagined in this yard, and now we continue this tradition. Alice Yard is a space for creative experiment, collaboration, and improvisation. Alice Yard is administered and curated by architect Sean Leonard, artist Christopher Cozier, and writer and editor Nicholas Laughlin, with the help of a growing network of creative collaborators. Read more about them here. Alice Yard is a non-profit organisation incorporated under the laws of Trinidad and Tobago.

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