Sat, 04/14/2012 - 12:00pm - Sun, 04/15/2012 - 12:00am
[Opening / Closing]
LUMEN8Anacostia launch party, presented by Pink Line Project
Where |The former Metropolitan Police Department evidence warehouse
2235 Shannon Place SE
Washington, DC 20020
About This Event
Join thousands of others from the greater DC area for one of the biggest temporary space activations in a District neighborhood to date — LUMEN8Anacostia.
The DC Office of Planning (OP) was recently awarded a $250,000 grant from ArtPlace to be administered in four neighborhoods across the city, including Anacostia. OP plans to create Arts and Culture Temporiums in four emerging creative neighborhoods where vacant and/or underutilized storefronts and empty lots would be transformed into an artist showcase/village for 3-6 months. The target neighborhoods are: Anacostia, Brookland, Deanwood, and Central 14th Street, NW. OP is partnering with Arch Development Corporation to implement the Arts and Culture Temporium project in Anacostia.
To kick off this festival or art and culture taking place in Anacostia, the Pink Line Project will be taking over a vacant 80,000-square-foot warehouse on the bank of the Anacostia River (two blocks from the Metro station), filling it with 12 hours of interactive installations, video projection art, live music and spoken word performances, avant-garde performance art, and more — including a pop-up restaurant in collaboration with one of DC's most beloved and iconic eatery establishments.
From noon to midnight on Saturday, April 14, this storied neighborhood once again reclaims it's place in DC history, unveiling its transformation as a prospering hub and incubator of the creative community in Our Nation's Capital.
Small is More
SATURDAY APRIL 14 FROM 2-4PM AND 6-8PM at Lumen8 Anacostia, Old Police Warehouse Back Lot
LISE DUCLAUX // “Je t’en tamponne surtout et pour rien” In French and English. (4h)
Lise Duclaux interacts with passers-by and offers them the chance to stamp poetic tags on a medium of their choice. The humorous performance questions the world of office administration and introduces poetic forms of communication to what is usually a dull topic. Video: http://vimeo.com/25922767