Memories of the Future Poetry & Cinema Walk June 21, 5:00 pmPosted by
The artist Melanie Crean, in collaboration with urban revitalization strategist Majora Carter, The Bronx Museum, and a group of 15 poets, will present a poetry and cinema walk on Saturday June 21st, beginning at 5:00 at 901 Hunts Point Ave. Well known spoken word artists such as Caridad “La Bruja” De La Luz and Simply Rob Vassilarakis will be performing, and members of city government will be on hand to discuss issues raised by the poets in a form of mobile performance and conversation, as audience members and poets move from one story location to the next. After the walk, transportation will be provided to the Bronx Museum for a 7:00 reception.
The event is part of the Memories of the Future project, whose goal is to discuss issues of injustice, crisis and redemption experienced by residents of Hunts Point, a neighborhood in the South Bronx previously known only for drugs and prostitution. During the event, poets will perform at a series locations which have “witnessed” a significant event in their lives. Successive performances will weave a narrative told across Hunts Point from the 6 train to the Bronx River, where elements of the urban landscape, such as detention facilities, waste management plants, industrial parks and strip bars provide a backdrop not only for adversity, but also for intense creativity, and the possibility for reinvention.