- Aug 21, 2020
- Aug 22, 2020
PARKING LOT LIVE!
TSL opens up its spacious, 20,000-square-foot parking lot for a safe and socially distanced food, music, and film series. Featuring our brand-new outdoor stage and movie screen.
MASKS REQUIRED! Capacity limited to fifty seats per evening. Ticket of $10 includes a chair and social distancing space. Advanced ticket sales encouraged. Schedule and safety guidelines subject to change.
Support! If you would like to support the Parking Lot Live program, you may make a contribution here.
Friday, August 21 AND Saturday, August 22 (rain date: Sunday, 8/23):
Doors at 7:30pm for food and beverages. Performances begin at 8:00pm. Readings by poet Shanekia McIntosh (Friday) / music by Rebecca R. Borrer (Saturday) followed by a performance by Emily Ritz.
EMILY RITZ: Musician and multidisciplinary visual artist, Emily Ritz lives a life immersed in creativity. Emily makes tender, exploratory work which draws as much on the harmonious swells and hollows of the natural world, as on personal experience and internal work around self-acceptance and self-love.
A touring musician for over a decade, Emily began her musical career in California, forming bands Yesway and Honeycomb. After moving back home to upstate NY, Emily self released her first solo record Pattern Recess in 2018.
Pattern Recess is guided by Ritz’s strong, soulful voice and experimental sensibility. While classic elements of jazz and R&B can be heard, Ritz’s sound is enticingly off-kilter due to her subtly unusual melodic choices and inventive use of electronic manipulation. She uses her voice to weave complex harmonies and avant-garde patterns while delivering poignant and romantic lyrics. Confident and idiosyncratic, Ritz calls forth other bold female artists such as Jenny Hval, Amy Winehouse, Circuit Des Yeux, Solange, and early Grimes.
You can learn more about Emily Ritz at her website www.emilyritz.com.
SHANEKIA MCINTOSH (performs Friday, 8/21) is a writer, poet and performer born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Raised as a first-generation American, in a predominately Caribbean neighborhood, by Jamaican- immigrants. Her work is inspired by the double consciousness of her cultural heritage and the black diaspora; it aims to disrupt and confront the historical colonial erasure of black/poc narratives, the contemporary byproducts of that erasure and it’s continued practice today. Using the thematic palette of generational trauma, dislocation and migration, climate change, afro-futurism, empathetic political actions and accessibility the work aims to cultivate a community space to engage contemporary narratives and perspectives to upend the learned complacency of these practices.
McIntosh has read and shown her work at The New Museum, Second Ward Foundation, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art’s TBA Festival, Hudson Hall, NY Live Arts, September Gallery and more, with recent work being published in Chronogram, Apogee Journal and The TENTH Magazine. She is the co-founder of Free Range, a black performance series with artist Tschabalala Self and DJ Michael Mosby. Previously, McIntosh co-curated TRIPTYCH, the Sunday daytime programming for Basilica Soundscape Music and Arts Festival in Hudson,NY with poet Joey de Jesus. McIntosh is the Youth Service & Programs Assistant for the Hudson Area Library in Hudson, NY.
REBECCA R. BORRER: (performs Saturday, 8/22) Rebecca R. Borrer (b. 1992, New York, NY, She/They) is a multimedia artist currently located in Hudson, NY. She is devoted to modes of sharing where information is freely distributed and where value is defined by proliferation rather than individual profit. For this performance, R.R.B. will be experimenting live with a recently acquired electronic organ, a slew of effects, and some new electro-pop tracks. More info on Rebecca at https://www.rrb.life