Call + Response – September Exhibition

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 7-10PM
Freeee

 

Guest curators Kira Wisniewski and Dillon Babington make their Baltimore debut at EMP with Call + Response. Call + Response is an annual art show that brings writers and visual artists together to create and showcase original, joint works. For the first four iterations of the show, the writers called, and the visual artists responded with a new twist each year.
Call + Response V is adding a new element this year to literally spice things up with the addition of Baltimore’s Blacksauce Kitchen who’s mission states “[…] we strive to make food that connects with our audience; food that makes someone pause; food that prompts two girls to skip towards the tent; food that makes a man dance ever so subtly because it reminds him of another time or place; food that helps people remember.”

 

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THE CALL
Blacksauce Kitchen created three distinct bites that highlight sweet, sour, and smoky flavors. All 18 of the writers and visual artists met at EMP in early May 2015 and met their pairing for the first time. Together, they tasted their assigned flavor profile (three pairs had sweet bites, three pairs had sour bites, and three pairs had smoky bites).

THE RESPONSE
The nine acclaimed, emerging and award-winning poets, fiction writers, journalists, and essayists largely based in Baltimore, wrote reactive pieces all in a unique, original conversation with Blacksauce and their assigned flavor profile.

AND THEN
Each written response went to nine acclaimed, emerging and award-winning visual artists who entered the conversation in a dialogue not just with the written work, but also with the food pairing.

THE OPENING
At the Call + Response 5 opening on September 11, 2015 at the EMP Collective, the 18 pairs of works will be on display and Blacksauce will serve the bites that inspired the pairings. The audience will be able to experience the flavors that began the conversation.

PARTICIPANTS
blacksauce kitchen

WRITERS
Rion Amilcar Scott
Joe Callahan
Julie Fisher
Lucia Graves
Terrell Kellam
Dora Malech
Lawrence-Minh Bùi Davis
Noah Siela
Khaliah Williams

VISUAL ARTISTS
Juliet Ames
Kelsey Petrie
Andrea Jensen
Bonnie Crawford Kotula
Cita Sadeli Chelove
Mika Eubanks
Reed Bmore
Victoria Milko
Shaun Preston

MORE DETAILS: http://callandresponse5.splashthat.com/
Poster design by Shepherd Majer
Co-curated by Kira Wisniewski + Dillon Babington