Saturday, January 13, 2018. Disappearing Acts by LaTasha N. Diggs

Portrait of LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, courtesy of Willy Somma

Saturday, January 13, 6-8pm

The 8th Floor, 17 West 17th Street, NYC

Disappearing Acts: Performance by LaTasha N. Diggs

Writer, vocalist and sound artist, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs will perform disappearing acts, a meditation employing found text, song lyrics and multiple languages. Diggs, accompanied by a musician, will enact how the black and brown female body (of advanced years) encounters erasure within the arts and dating. Asking the question of what it means to be a forty plus woman of color disappearing.

A writer, vocalist and sound artist, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs is the author of TwERK (Belladonna, 2013). Her interdisciplinary work has been featured at the Brooklyn Museum, the Poesiefestival Berlin, Museum of Modern Art, the QOW conference in Slovakia, the International Poetry Festival in Bucharest,  the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Walker Art Center, the 2015 Venice Biennale and in Beijing forthcoming.  As a curator and director, she has staged events at BAM Café, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, The David Rubenstein Atrium, The Highline, Poets House and El Museo del Barrio. LaTasha is the recipient of numerous awards; of them include New York Foundation for the Arts, Barbara Deming Memorial Grant, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Jerome Foundation, the Japan-US Friendship Commission, Creative Capital and the Whiting Foundation Award for poetry. Co-founder and co-editor of Coon Bidness/SO4 magazine, she lives in Harlem.

RSVP: media@sdrubin.org

Bio

A writer, vocalist and sound artist, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs is the author of TwERK (Belladonna, 2013). Her interdisciplinary work has been featured at the Brooklyn Museum, the Poesiefestival Berlin, Museum of Modern Art, the QOW conference in Slovakia, the International Poetry Festival in Bucharest, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Walker Art Center, the 2015 Venice Biennale and forthcoming in Beijing.  As a curator and director, she has staged events at BAM Café, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, The David Rubenstein Atrium, The Highline, Poets House, and El Museo del Barrio. Diggs is the recipient of numerous awards from prestigious organizations such as the New York Foundation for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Jerome Foundation, the Japan-US Friendship Commission, Creative Capital, and the Whiting Foundation. Co-founder and co-editor of Coon Bidness/SO4 magazine, she lives in Harlem.