Locust Projects presents Saint Cities a research project by Jamilah Sabur. For this project, Sabur has selected a team of students she has recently spent time with during her residency at Crisp Ellert Art Museum at Flagler College to join her in designing a collaborative project together. The only objective is that it must exist simultaneously across 4 Saint Cities: St. Augustine, San Diego, São Paulo, and Saint-Michel (Montreal). Sabur will occupy the R + D space May 12 – May 31 displaying the research gathered with the students. Recent works by the students will be presented in a salon-style in the R+D / Mobile Stuudio for the duration of her stay on site. Additionally, Sabur has organized 4 conversations virtually via Skype and in person with:
Dana Washington, Artist/Filmmaker – San Diego, CA (May 16);
Carolina Guido, Urban Designer/Landscape Architect, Co-founder of Urb-i. – São Paulo, Brazil (May 18);
Eunice Bélidor, Curator/Critic- Montreal, Québec (TBA); Dr. Lori Lee, Archeologist/Anthropologist – Saint Augustine, FL (TBA)
Jamilah Sabur is an artist working across various disciplines including performance, video, and installation. Sabur was born in Saint Andrew, Jamaica and received her MFA in Visual Arts from University of California San Diego in 2014 and her BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art in Interdisciplinary Sculpture in 2009. She is interested in embodied cognition, social mimicry, dissonance, ritual, and the uncanny. Recent exhibition and screening venues include Dimensions Variable, Miami, FL; History Miami; Los Angles Film Forum; (S8) Mostra de Cinema Periférico, A Coruña,Galicia, Spain; Busan Corner Theater, Busan, South Korea. Sabur lives and works in Miami, FL.
Locust Projects’ R+D / Mobile Studio is new initiative launched by Locust Projects to amplify Locust Projects as a hub and resource for artists. The R+D / Mobile Studio offers artists an opportunity to use Locust Projects as a jumping off point for delving into new projects, convening conversations that inform new directions, and dedicating time to new or existing work at Locust Projects. We encourage you to stop in Tuesday – Saturday from 11 am – 5 pm to interact directly with the R+D / Mobile Studio artist’s as they work.