Very sorry to have missed announcements to this event, which took place on Sunday, January 6, 2019, at Alice Yard (80 Roberts Street, Woodbrook, Port of Spain, Trinidad): a performance by Barbadian visual artist Adam Patterson in collaboration with Trinidadian writer Andre Bagoo. I am sharing it anyway, since I am sure I am not the only one who finds it compelling (albeit after the fact).
At the end of a brief residency at Alice Yard in early January 2019, on Sunday 6 January artist Adam Patterson [presented] a semi-extemporised performance in collaboration with writer Andre Bagoo and others. Incorporating elements of Trinidad’s sailor mas and Barbados’s traditional Landship performance, and responding to the work of American writer Langston Hughes and British artist Isaac Julien’s film Looking for Langston, Sailors is an exploration of desire and distance, pleasure and disappointment, secrets and surprise, in the form of “a cruise of poetic correspondence … queering sailors and horizons.”
Adam Patterson is a Barbadian visual artist and writer currently based in Barbados, Rotterdam, and London. He completed his BA (Hons) Fine Art at Central Saint Martins in 2017. Concerned with how stories, images, and gazing affect the emergence of selfhood and self-determinacy, his work involves telling new stories or rethinking old stories in new recuperative ways.
Andre Bagoo is a Trinidadian poet, the author of Trick Vessels (2012), BURN (2015, longlisted for the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature), Pitch Lake (2017), and The City of Dreadful Night (2018).
For more information, see http://aliceyard.blogspot.com/2018/12/adam-patterson-sailors.html