Resolana is a public art project created by Joanna Keane Lopez through the support of the Fulcrum Fund, a grant program of 516 ARTS made possible by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The site-specific installation is composed of a south-facing, half-mooned adobe sculptural wall embedded with mirrors that reflects the audience and landscape. Resolana is a New Mexican term meaning “the place where the sun shines” or “a sunny side of a wall”. It is traditionally a place in the community where people can gather to converse, share and reflect. Instead of a wall that separates people, Resolana acts as a space to bring people together in dialogue and performance.
Opening Saturday, May 5, 2018
Event begins at 5pm with performances happening 6pm-9pm
Front grounds of Factory on 5th Art Space/Kosmos, 1715 5th St NW, ABQ
Free & catered by the Kosmos Restaurant & Spellbound Syrups
Performances of music, poetry and shadow puppetry!
Jessica Helen Lopez is City of Albuquerque Poet Laureate, Emeritus and the Poet-In-Residence for the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History from 2014 - 2016. She has also been a featured writer for 30 Poets in their 30’s by MUZZLE and named one of the “10 Up and Coming Lantinx Poets You Need to Know” by international digital publisher and agency, Remezcla. Lopez is a nationally recognized award-winning slam poet, and holds the title of 2012 and 2014 Women of the World City of ABQ Champion.
Glitter Vomit is music about miscommunication and the tools that make it happen. It is music that you might hear in a basement after the apocalypse, picture a candle light ritual mourning the loss of communication in the digital age, cell phones, radio, and recordings of old friends. Glitter Vomit sounds like static, it sounds like long slow thoughts, vulnerable sparse and layered guitar and vocals in an echo chamber. Glitter Vomit is currently a solo project of Jazmyn Crosby with occasional collaborators.
Kateri López’s songs echo the silence and timidity of the desert.
Nizhonniya Austin is a multi-media artist and musician based out of Albuquerque, NM. Her sounds embody a subtle and ethereal expression of love, loss, and feeling. In her writing, she often explores the sentiment of the human heart and the glory of renascence. Nizhonniya also comes from a lineage of Diné healers and medicine men and carries on their relationship with song. Although her music is contemporary, she believes that the power of healing! through music remains the same in all languages, cultures, and artistic mediums.
Rae Red (Rae Anna Hample) is a multi-media artist, based out of Marfa, TX. She combines personal narrative, with environmental justice, shadow puppetry, animation, and live singing to create jubilant performances. Her work is playfully macabre, and often explores what it means to transform.
Joanna Keane Lopez is the creator & organizer of Resolana: Public Art + Performance. She is an artist, designer and builder who works with site-specific installation and public art. She was born and raised in Albuquerque and currently works and lives between Albuquerque and Joshua Tree, California. www.joannakeanelopez.com
This project is supported by the Fulcrum Fund, a grant program of 516 ARTS made possible by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.