REVOLUTIONARY ART, ACTIVISM & INITIATION FOR THE 21st CENTURY
Rites of Passage: 20/20 Vision is a large-scale, collaborative multimedia performance project celebrating the histories, rites of passage, and visionary futures of Black, Indigenous, and Immigrant, Women of Color (BIWOC) in America. Co-created by 75 diverse women of all ages from around the US, it is a living collage of personal and collective statements on women’s evolving identities – curating ancestral memories of personal & collective resilience through art & live performance.
‘20/20 Vision” will take place throughout 21 rooms of a historic mansion – the former “Women’s Club of the Berkshires” (now The Whitney Center for the Arts) in Pittsfield MA, where each room will represent a unique theme of initiation in women’s lives. It will be open for 10 live performances over 5 days, August 13-17, 2021.
First created in 2013 in the same location, Rites of Passage is an evolving project which will eventually include a large-format book of essays & photographs, and an online “virtual museum”. “20/20 Vision” features all new “Rooms of Cure” exploring a wide spectrum of themes – including the #metoo movement, the ongoing struggle for racial equity & immigration justice, reproductive freedom, intergenerational health & healing, and cultural & ecological regeneration – all under one roof. Rites of Passage is a vibrant living, breathing tapestry of narrative, beauty, expression and power.
Learn more about the project here.
Rites of Passage 20/20 Vision
More information coming soon:
June 11& 13, 18-20th 2021
Park Hill Orchard, Easthampton, MA