LEIMAY Works: Qualia -gardens

LEIMAY will be presenting an installation piece and performance commissioned by the New York Restoration Project. The nonprofit group, created by Bette Midler in 1995, is collaborating with the Brooklyn Academy of Music and the Bronx Museum of the Arts on a new series, Arts in the Gardens, that will present music, performance art, poetry, dance and film at four gardens in the Bedford-Stuyvesant and Gowanus neighborhoods of Brooklyn and three gardens in the Tremont, Melrose and Highbridge neighborhoods of the South Bronx.

The Brooklyn-based artists collective LEIMAY: Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya present an installation and a dance performance that bring together company dancers, local artists and members of LEIMAY’s community class to explore the garden space as a place of constant regeneration, rebirth and contemplation. Bodies hang on and lean against walls, foretelling their own absence as they suspend in space and vacillate between life and death, echoing beginnings and endings. The art installation traces the garden stone path with dozens of strings using tension and suspension to stimulate your personal sense of perception.

Installation: Thursday July 15 – Wednesday August 13
Performance 1: Friday August 1, 7pm
Performance 2: Saturday August 9, 4pm
Location: Gil Hodges Community Garden (534 Carroll Street, Gowanus)

Performances are free.
Full calendar of arts programing can be found here.