We value living over artifact is a statement in Katie Workums program for her newest dance work, Black Lakes. It is declarative and abstract all at once, a paradox.
There are a lot of distinct, personal touches to Rebeca Medina’s latest evening-length work, Paraíso, at Five Myles gallery in Crown Heights. There are details that indicate hospitality, like free snacks before the performance, or the personal, face-to-face greeting from Medina to audience members.
In the current age of digital proliferation, it is no secret how little we, as humans in the developed world, have to do in order to carry out a task. Be it ordering food, uploading a photo, tracking a package, or hashtagging our thoughts, daily efforts do not require a large amount of emotional investment or precious attachment.