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29 Mar 2017

'Talk, Listen, Participate' – Interactive Public Artist Presentation


'Migrations' art installation by DOEprojekts / Deborah Adams Doering and Glenn N. Doering
DOEprojekts / Sheen Center for Thought and Culture


Installation on view 9 am to 9pm every day through Sunday, April 9, 2017 FREE Please RSVP for the Interactive Public Artist Presentation RSVP:

D.A. Doering and G.N. Doering

Sheen Center Art Gallery, Sheen Center for Thought and Culture
18 Bleecker Street
New York City, 10012

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NEW YORK, NY – On Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 2 pm, the Sheen Center Art Gallery, 18 Bleecker Street, NYC, will host a 'Talk, Listen, Participate' session with Deborah Adams Doering and Glenn N. Doering of DOEprojekts.

The artists will discuss and lead participation in their installation, 'Migrations', open through April 9, 2017 at the Sheen Center Art Gallery, part of the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture.

The 'Talk, Listen, Participate' session is free, but RSVP is encouraged.
RSVP: or call 847-977-0739. Space is limited.

'Migrations' merges art, technology, sociology, and culture and is designed to examine the movement of borders between people, countries, and ideas in explorations that ask human beings to question and examine their relationship to border-related current events.

Movement is both physical and abstract in each area of 'Migrations.' The 'Hot Buttons' include hand-cut stencil and print pieces that interrogate relationships between words: expatriate, immigrant, refugee; evacuee, displaced person, alien; pilgrim, colonist, pioneer; and artist, agitator, and activist. The borders in each piece are expressed through 'coreforms', frequently used in DOEprojekts' art, where the symbols zero and one repeat in suggestion that technology creates interconnectedness. DOEprojekts draws parallels between the art and recent world events through relationships between the perceived meaning of these words and their 'borders.'

The 'Migration Maps' are five hand-embroidered textiles that use 'coreforms' in a geographical space, designed by DOEprojekts and stitched by two Rwandan women's art and craft collectives, Savane Kabuye and Savane Kigali. The collectives include women from both sides of the bloody 1994 Genocide against the Tutsis, embodying various metaphorical elements of 'crossing borders' in these art works. DOEprojekts was introduced to the women and their art through educator and activist Juliana Meehan of Pax Rwanda.

'Global Waving' large-scale monoprints warp flag symbols of countries and 'coreforms' to create depictions of restructured societies that awake amidst the crisis of searching for a national identity. With each movement, motion is created and carried from piece to piece and room to room as exploration of the international pressure of refugees and displaced peoples arrives at the forefront of culture across the globe.

Visitors are encouraged to participate in the art by creating wax crayon rubbings of the 'Hot Button' pieces. These rubbings are for participants to keep, as they consider each movement and establish their own definitions and meanings behind the ideas presented in the installation.

About DOEprojekts
DOEprojekts is led by Deborah Adams Doering (MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago) and Glenn N. Doering (MS, Loyola University).

DOEprojekts has exhibited internationally in South Africa and Germany and nationally in cities throughout the US. Their work is in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago, as well as several other international collections. Contact DOEprojekts for more information about unique workshops and interactive sessions centered around cultural keywords (such as migrations) and coreforms.