Edge Zones Miami Projects Design is pleased to announce the presentation of Marassa and Nothingness, a novel by the Dominican author Alanna Lockward. The book features exclusive artwork by New York-based Israeli artist, Gabriela Vainsencher. The presentation will take place at 7:00pm, on Monday, February, 17, at Edge Zones Projects, 3940 N. Miami Avenue, Miami, Florida. The presentation will be led by writer and literary critic Javier de Pinsón.
The evening will also feature a screening of Ms. Lockward’s upcoming documentary: ALLEN REPORT: RETRACING TRANSNATIONAL AFRICAN METHODISM, on the 1824-1826 African-American immigration to Saint-Domingue, today’s Haiti and the Dominican Republic. This project is the first Haitian-Dominican documentary and has been awarded in her native country by the National Film Funds (FONPROCINE).
Marassá y la Nada will also be presented in Port-au-Prince on February 7 at the Faculty of Humanities of the State University of Haiti as part of the Seminar on Investigative Journalism and Contemporary Art at the Department of Communication. The book will be introduced by director, author and journalist Ary Regis.
Alanna Lockward has distinguished herself as a journalist, classical dancer, writer and curator of contemporary art. Born in Santo Domingo, she is a graduate in Communications of the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Xochimilco, Mexico City, and holds a Master of Arts in Context from the University of the Arts in Berlin. She received a degree in Dance Education from the Royal Academy of Dance and, among other companies, belonged to the National Classical Ballet, Chamber Ballet of Jalisco, Australian Opera, and Ballet Neubert. Lockward is the author of the novel Marassá y la nada (Sanctuary, 2013) and Apremio: Notes on thought and contemporary art from the Caribbean (Cendeac, 2006). She was the cultural editor of Listin Diario, a researcher at the magazine Rumbo, and Miami Herald columnist. She is currently a columnist at Acento.com.do. The author lives in Berlin and runs Art Labour Archives, organizing interdisciplinary platform events in the Caribbean, Europe, Africa and the United States.
For more information on the author, see http://www.alannalockward.com/