THE INVITATION

 

The Invitation is a carefully crafted series of definitions and questions which accompanies the multi-media exhibition Ground Surge: Communities Rising a collaboration with photo documentarian Syd London exploring the common denominators of repression.  Ground Surge takes viewers into the communities, homes and streets where people are resisting an intricate intersection of lack of health-care access alongside racial, economic, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, Two-Spirit, ability and age based discrimination.  Paired with reflections that demand and believe that future of solutions to address these common denominators must also include the people most directly impacted by their effects and all voices from the margins.    

 

 All of the definitions have four reflection questions except Ableism and Interdependence which have six and seven questions respectively. Created to spark conversation from both a popular education and personal reflection perspective, they represent the beginnings and continuation of cross community problem solving.

 

GROUND SURGE: COMMUNITIES RISING

 

GROUND SURGE: COMMUNITIES RISING by Syd London with collaborator Collette Carter takes viewers into the communities, homes and streets where people are resisting an intricate intersection of lack of health-care access alongside racial, economic, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, Two-Spirit, ability and age based discrimination.  Ground Surge is about the experiences of stigmatization, the search for healing, and the fierce, never-ending fight for real freedom in America.

 

Ground Surge, which premiered at Kean University Gallery January 2016 was created to bring people together to think about and foster social change.  After spending a spectacular 6 weeks on The New York Times “Things to Do List” Ground Surge continues to build conversations on the alchemy of social change.

excerpt from The Invitation

You Are Loved by Syd London