The Bureau of Personal Belonging
February 15 @ 11:00 am - February 26 @ 5:00 pmFree
The Bureau of Personal Belonging, art installation and immersive performances, by Stacey L. Kirby will be on exhibition at Greensboro Project Space from February 15-26th as part of UNCG’s “She Can, We Can: Beyond the Women’s Suffrage Centennial.”
Artist Stacey L. Kirby brings The Bureau of Personal Belonging to UNCG’s campus and to downtown Greensboro to provide a vehicle for a dialogue on citizenship, identity, and human rights through a series of ‘performative interactions’ or performances set within art installations activated by viewer participation. With social distancing and safety measures in place, this unique iteration of The Bureau will allow our community to create a discourse and reflection on this historical moment as we navigate COVID-19 and escalating social unrest. Kirby creates interactive works that utilize bureaucratic forms, papers, postures, language and aesthetics to immerse participants in questions around citizenship and civil authority. After performances, student and community voices are shared through correspondences with public officials. Each performance and installation are living, breathing works that evolve with the physical and historical setting, political climate, and community involvement of each location.
Kirby will be engaging virtually with UNCG students in the Fall Semester 2020 through School of Art courses. Kirby will give a virtual artist talk via Zoom on Feb 4, 2021 05:30 PM EST with the Weatherspoon Art Museum. Students and community members are encouraged to join Kirby as performers and/or participants in the interactive socially-distanced work.
Photo Credit: Alex Maness