Narcel G. Reedus, Ezekial's Dream, Video projection

That one!

Habib Albi, Lee Henderson, Amin Rehman, Narcel Reedus

Main Gallery

May 1 – 29, 2009

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Performances Friday May 1st
7:00 - 9:00 PM, Lee Henderson, Lines
7:40 - 8:40 PM, Habib Albi, Habib Albi is... Not a Man

That one! explores self-imposed guilt and the possibility of punishment for the history of racially motivated injustices, as well as the effects of racial stereotyping on the lives and psyches of African American, Arab, and South Asian men. As male artists from diverse backgrounds, Habib Albi, Lee Henderson, Amin Rehman and Narcel Reedus are each grappling with the organic unfolding of the evolution that began in the 60s with the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. Their working out of identity, politics and authenticity is considerable in the current political climate, signified in large part by the Obama presidency.

BIOGRAPHIES

Habib Albi is interested in the process of salvaging one’s individuality/humanity from the numerous consuming dispositions of our socio-political environment, and also in exploring how dramatic and visual poetry illuminate the relationship between psyche and society. He grew up in Egypt, Oklahoma and Ohio, and has studied and worked in the field of education. He is the producer of the plays Jihad to be There and Dreaming of Being a Coward, and the work-in-progress [circumnavigating the Great Lakes by land and writing] which explores geography as an axis of identity.

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