Roots Party is a making and conversation space, where you can engage in a conversation, enjoy a meal, and join multimedia artist edisa weeks in her journey of making 1,865 roots out of paper and twine.
The roots are for the performance installation, 3 RITES: Liberty, and will dangle from the ceiling to the floor to create an environment that the audience separates and moves through, to find open spaces containing reflections on liberty. 3 RITES: Liberty examines the pathologizing of African-Americans by psychiatry and the foundations of liberty in America. It is part of a trilogy by DELIRIOUS Dances/ Edisa Weeks about life, liberty and happiness that premieres in Brooklyn, NY in Fall 2021.
Previous conversation topics have included: • Closing Rikers: Mass Incarceration and Prison Reform • Legalizing Marijuana • What’s In Our Hands: Financial Empowerment and Responsibility /supporting local businesses and credit unions • Embracing Joy: Tapping into childhood play, laughter and joy as radical acts of liberty, resistance and wellness • America’s immigration policies and birthright citizenship • Healing Spaces: Creating all-body loving, liberatory practices of care