Workshop: JuJu for the Blood: A Mix your own Power Workshop with Heather Hart

Tuesday, April 13, 6:30 pm

EFA Project Space, 323 West 39 Street, 2nd Floor

Organized in conjunction with the exhibition Common Jive:

Create your very own juju bag!
You can choose a bag, and follow the recipe for your own desires!

As a participant in JuJu for the Blood, you get to choose how far, if at all, you would like to engage with the activity.  Empty bags will be provided for you, hanging in a cluster, and you will be select yours as directed. Each of you will fill your bag with the rootwork from recipes that you choose, in accordance to what is displayed before you. You can then take your juju bag home and let its hoodoo do its thing!

In an age of advancing technology, there coexists in the social imagination, an age of nostalgia. We search for our identity by looking to the past.  We define ourselves through a fine balance of imagination and history, outside and inside influences.  There are physical forms that evoke a primal response from us regardless whether we have experienced them first hand. Not only may a ‘thing’ have an actual history of its own, as does a juju bag, but its specific narrative changes depending on who experiences it.

Born in Seattle, Heather Hart lives and works in New York. She studied at Princeton and received her MFA from Rutgers University. Her work has been included in a variety of publications including Jamaica Flux: Workspace & Windows 2007, Neo-Constructivism: Art, Architecture and Activism, and The Feminine Mystique: Contemporary Artists Respond. It has been exhibited at Real Art Ways, Art in General, 92YTribeca, Rush Arts Gallery, Museum of Art and Craft in Japan, and inside New York subway cars. Hart was an artist in residence at Skowhegan, Santa Fe Art Institute and Whitney Independent Study Program and she's received fellowships from Socrates Sculpture Park and New York Foundation for the Arts.