CREATIVE LAB: WUNETU WEQUAI TARRANT
Tuesday, November 14
Pay What You Wish: $5-$25
CREATIVE LAB is a series of interdisciplinary workshops designed and led by Guild Hall’s Visiting, Exhibiting, and Resident artists. Each CREATIVE LAB invites participants to learn about an artists practice through both an open lecture, and participatory workshop.
This month’s LAB is led by Shinnecock Linguist and Guild Hall Community Artist-in-Resident (GH CAiR), Wunetu Wequai Tarrant. As part of her GH CAiR, Tarrant and her collaborator, Christian Scheider, are advancing the work of The First Literature Project, and the formation of Ayím Kutoowonk (She Speaks), a collective of four Indigenous Shinnecock women working toward the reclamation and revitalization of the Shinnecock language. The project proposes to support the language reclamation efforts through the preservation of Indigenous stories, culture, and language by utilizing immersive 3D, virtual reality, and holographic technology to create two immersive orations to be exhibited at Guild Hall in Spring 2024.
CREATIVE LAB is held in Guild Hall’s Boots Lamb Education Center. Participants are asked to enter the building through the door on Dunemere Lane.
CREATIVES REBUILD NEW YORK (CRNY), A PROJECT OF THE TIDES CENTER, IS A THREE-YEAR, $125 MILLION INVESTMENT IN THE FINANCIAL STABILITY OF NEW YORK STATE ARTISTS AND THE ORGANIZATIONS THAT EMPLOY THEM. GUILD HALL’S COLLABORATION WITH WUNETU WEQUAI TARRANT, CHRISTIAN SCHEIDER, AND THE PADOQUOHAN MEDICINE LODGE, WAS MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH SUPPORT FROM CRNY’S ARTIST EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM, WITH ADDITIONAL FUNDING FROM THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, THE LONG ISLAND COMMUNITY FOUNDATION, AND KATE CAPSHAW AND STEVEN SPIELBERG.
GUILD HALL’S LEARNING + NEW WORKS PROGRAMS ARE MADE POSSIBLE BY THE NEW YORK STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR AND THE NEW YORK STATE LEGISLATURE.
ADDITIONAL MAJOR SUPPORT COMES FROM THE PATTI KENNER ARTS EDUCATION FELLOWSHIP, THE LEWIS B. AND DOROTHY CULLMAN ENDOWMENT FUND, AND THE MELVILLE STRAUS FAMILY ENDOWMENT.
Pictured: Wunetu Wequai Tarrant. Photo: Shawn Miller