The Universe is Expanding: Emergent Performance by Nova Scott-James⁣

    March 11, 2021 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
    Zoom link will be given upon registration
    Flux Factory

    The Universe is Expanding: Emergent Performance by Nova Scott-James⁣

    The Universe is Expanding: Emergent Performance by Nova Scott-James⁣
    March 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm⁣


    Filmmaker, medium, artist, and innovation doula Nova Scott-James will share media and process documentation from three performance pieces, A Eulogy For The Lenox Lounge, The Imposter, and Freeing The Caged Bird. Each of these performances involve an invocation of death as it relates to the transmutation of memories.⁣

    1. Eulogy For The Lenox Lounge (2017)⁣

    A soulful melody played on a fire escape above the demolition site of the Lenox Lounge, a historic Jazz club in Harlem,NYC stealthily demolished in 2017 in a massive wave of gentrification. Featuring Tivon Pennicott on Saxophone. Directed and Curated by Nova Scott- James.⁣

    A cultural thank you and acknowledgement of The historical Lennox Lounge Jazz club in Harlem, which was demolished in 2017.⁣

    A special thank you to Erica Johnson.⁣

    2. The Imposter (2018)⁣
    The artist transmutes the trauma of her past by performing in white-face as the male teacher that sexually abused her as a child.⁣

    Performed by Nova Scott-James; Featured in the short film Nova: A New Spelling of My Name, 2020⁣

    Camera by Jaime Inglehart, Sholeh Asgary, Catalina Alvarez, Natalie Tsui; Makeup by Kyle Kreuger; Special Thank You to Timmie Larode⁣

    3. Freeing The Caged Bird (2020)⁣
    An exploration of the work required to honor and translate collective memory through intuitive movement and talking to plants. Performed by Nova Scott-James.⁣

    Camera by Tanya Jackson, Nova Scott-James; Performance at the corn field at Sweet Freedom Farm, Hudson Valley, NY; Bird mask made by mask: Lexy Ho-Tai @Lexymakesthings; Special thank you to Sweet Freedom Farm and Charlotte Azad⁣

    Made through New Work Grant from Queens Council on The Arts (2020 grant recipient).