Saturday June 9th
Two Shows: 12:00 and 2:00pm
Sunday June 10th
Three Shows: 12:00, 2:00, and 4:00pm
United We Sock is an interdisciplinary moving installation and performance choreographed by Monica Robles with MoveSchemer collaborators. The work highlights a shared human condition through movement and poetry.
WHERE: Governors Island, Picnic Point
HOW TO GET TO GOVERNORS ISLAND:
There are free ferries running every half hour starting 10:00am.
There is a shuttle that can take you to Picnic Point once you arrive at the island.
Mónica will be performing United We Sock, an interdisciplinary performance that includes dance and poetry. The performance will take place at the Andrew Freedman Home hosted by No Longer Empty as part of Take the Stage.
For more information about the institution and the event please visit: http://www.nolongerempty.org/nc/home/events/event/take-the-stage/
For Part I click here
A poem was written reflecting on the experience of wearing the socks for 30 days. The poem was performed in the 29 sites listed below. The sites were chosen based on invitation and the receptiveness of the crowd:
Penny’s Mic, Vagabond Cafe, Washington Square Park, Bar 82, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET), Wall Street, Yippie Cafe, One & One Bar, Central Park, The Nuyoricans Poet’s Cafe, ABC NO RIO, JUJUMUKTI, The Pyramid Club NYC, The Underground Live, Children’s Aid Society, Bar 13, The Bowery Poetry Club, Ann Beal Bocht Cafe, Paddy Reilly’s Music Bar, The Tea Lounge BK, The Brooklyn Lyceum, No Malice Palace, Back Fence, The Village Lantern, LP Lounge, Milux Cafe, Milk Boy PA, L Train between First Ave & First stop in BK, Occupy Broadway…
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This is Part I of a three-part project to culminate with performance involving movement and mixed media.
The first part, that started without warning, ignited the next two parts of the project.
I purchased a pair of socks for a work contest. The contest, sponsored by Rockchippers, consisted on wearing the same piece of clothing from the brand for thirty days. The implied assumption was that the item, made of merino wool, could be worn thirty days without harvesting bacteria (meaning that they wouldn’t stink).
Seven days after wearing my piece of clothing (the socks) the item caught an aroma. After debating whether I should keep wearing the socks or not I decided to keep them on (without washing them) for full thirty days.
For Part II click here.