01.26.23

Root Cause: Black American Circus (work-in-process)

Time
2:00PM and 6:00PM
Location
Cost
FREE

Event Info

**Tickets are currently sold out for the 2 PM Performance, however, a small number of tickets may be available on the day of. If you’re interested in attending, there’ll be a standby line starting at 1:30 PM. We will release any available tickets at 1:55 PM** 

**Tickets are currently sold out for the 6 PM Performance, however, a small number of tickets may be available on the day of. If you’re interested in attending, there’ll be a standby line starting at 5:30 PM. We will release any available tickets at 5:55 PM** 

Join us for a work-in-process showing of Root Cause: Black American Circus by 2022/23 BRIClab Performing Arts resident Cleo Reed.

“Root Cause: Black American Circus” is a self-produced musical project. Cleo guides us through their narrative driven, pre-performance of their debut album while integrating the aesthetics and movement of 20th-century circus performance.

ROOT CAUSE PROGRAM

About the artist

Raised in New York City and Washington, D.C., Cleo Reed is a student of Black underground sound and intention. They reach deeply into their own lineage and use it as a reference in both music and multimedia art. They produce and design soundscapes, compositional and popular music works, in addition to mixing, mastering, and editing their own music and visuals. Through music, Cleo works to amplify the needed presence of Black queer women in production and sound design spaces. They are a recent graduate of Berklee College of Music and are currently finishing their debut album “Root Cause,” which will be released this year. Recent collaborators include Jon Batiste, Nick Hakim, and more.

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647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Venue Info

BRIC House is Brooklyn’s cultural living room: a 40,000 square foot multi-disciplinary arts and media complex where emerging and established artists can create work that deepens their practice and engages the diverse communities of the borough.

COVID-19 policy: Attendees of any BRIC House programming do not have to show proof of vaccination or a negative test to enter the building. Masks are encouraged but not required in all BRIC operated spaces. To learn more, visit:

BRIC IS COMMITTED TO WELCOMING PEOPLE OF ALL ABILITIES

The main floor of BRIC House has an accessible entrance on Rockwell Place, in addition to an accessible, all-gender bathroom. The BRIC Media Center, located on the 2nd floor, is accessible via elevator. The Gallery level is accessible via a wheelchair lift. Portable FM assistive listening devices are available for programs on the Stoop and in the Ballroom upon request. To make a specific access request, or to let us know other ways we can provide you with a welcoming experience, please contact Benno Orlinsky at [email protected] or (718) 683-5637.

About BRIClab

BRIClab is a multi-disciplinary residency program created to advance opportunities for visual artists, performers, and media makers. BRIClab offers emerging and mid-career artists essential resources, mentorships, and opportunities to share their work. The residency aims to build a stronger and more diverse artistic community in Brooklyn by supporting long term growth and fostering relationships across disciplines.

The program’s four tracks are Contemporary Art, Film + TV, Performing Arts, and Video Art. Each track offers unique resources designed to meet the needs of varied artistic practices. Residents receive additional financial support, mentorship, skills-based learning opportunities, and documentation of their work.

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Photo By
Toby Tenenbaum
Photo from sleeper (work-in-process) by 2021/22 BRIClab Performing Arts residents Morgaine Gooding-Silverwood and Raquel Chavez

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