Project Description

an arabesque in histories

a series of requiems from one vacant building to another

glo offers a requiem to The Zero Mile Post, the oldest landmark in Atlanta. an arabesque in histories elicits choreography to demonstrate a compelling and nuanced need to use the archival materials on site as a way for systems and actions to be poetic connectors to serve citizens of today.

The title of the project refers to experimental novelist Evelyn Scott’s work,”Migration.” One of a trilogy of works that portrays the intricacy of the South without sentimentality nostalgia or a hint of Southern apology, this publication is considered an important work in sociology and Deep South History. Inspired by Scott’s sociological studies, the intervention will feature a series of response choreographies by artist Lauri Stallings. Like Scott, Stallings is invested in the possibility of getting connected with ourselves, our stories, passions, weaknesses. Stallings has collaborated with numerous sites and communities with complicated histories, and this project has grown organically from that deep work.

The Atlanta Zero Mile Post stands as a reminder of the birth of the city of Atlanta. Established in 1847, the granite sculpture is currently locked away in a vacant building with a wooden wagon installed next to it, in the basement of a disused parking garage in Downtown Atlanta.

In 2017, glo debuted our first requiem titled because you believe in something, to Historic Interlocking Tower.

dot_15px ABOUT THE CREATIVE TEAM

 Lauri Stallings: concept and choreographer | Kristina Brown, Cara Celeste, Virginia Coleman, Christina Kelly, Katherine Maxwell, phaemonae, Mandi Mpezo, Mechelle Tunstall: moving artists  | Richard Carvlin: general manager | ThreadATL: project collaborator | Georgia State University Department of Archeology: project collaborator.

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dot_15pxJanuary 28-February 3
OPENING intervention: January 28, 2018

Zero Mile Post
4pm-6:30pm
90 Central Street, Atlanta
Daily interventions:Monday through Saturday, Jan.29- Feb. 3
12:30pm-2pm Downtown Atlanta
Public Forum: Sat. Feb.3 at 2:30pm

All programming is free and public

2017: Interlocking Tower

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