How to make Zaha Hadid’s “Elastika” installation in Miami’s distinct Moore Building come alive; who was Peter Pan before he became THE Peter Pan; and how to meld psychedelic funk, rock and reggae with slam poetry. All questions asked and answered at Miami Design District’s September “Site-Specific Performance Series,” which featured roving acts by Mad Cat Theatre Company, the cast of Peter and the Star Catcher (a musical slated to open in October at the Arsht Center with University of Miami’s School of Theatre), and the crew from Speakfridays.
Atis Rezistans isn’t your garden-variety lowbrow space. Occupying two square blocks in Port-of-Prince Haiti’s Grand Rue district, it houses an elaborate labyrinth of studios, workshops and living areas. The Atis Rezistans campus looks like a junkyard of champions from a distance; but walk closer, and visitors quickly realize how each artist space is interconnected with another, the informed relationship between discarded materials and assemblage, and the prolificacy with which residents are producing new work.
Before embarking on the behemoth project of documenting the reconstruction of the World Trade Center, artist Marcus Robinson was an architectural photographer living in London. Now working from ground zero in New York for the past 10 years, he has been fully immersed and devoted to expressing the landscape on-site through painting, drawing and video. On September 11, 2014, Robinson’s labor of love will come full-circle with the U.S. television premiere of “Rebuilding The World Trade Center” on The History Channel, which in this second iteration includes an ever-evolving series of images, footage and artwork.