Bryant Holsenbeck, 'Voices in the Water: Stories of Belonging Across Borders'

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Start:
February 17, 2018
End:
February 24, 2018
Contact:
Center for European Studies
Phone:
+1.919.962.6765
europe@unc.edu
Venue:
FedEx Global Education Center, Florence and James Peacock Atrium
Phone:
+1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Art Installation Highlights Water as a Precious Resource and Symbol of Movement and Global Connections

As the Global Spotlight Week considers crises of citizenship- particularly as applied to movement, migration, belonging, paths to citizenship affirmed and denied, and stories of humanity around the world- the symbolic way that water unites all people is recognized. Through this visual display, Durham installation artist Bryant Holsenbeck provides visitors with a way to reflect on the shared humanity of people affected by crises of citizenship across borders. Holsenbeck uses water as symbolism for movement and as a way of connecting people across varied geographic locations who are subject to a range of economic, social and political situations that affect their security and belonging.

From February 17-24, the UNC community will have the chance to participate in Holsenbeck’s installation by adding words of support, and names of people and groups we would like to recognize and honor.

This event is part of Crises of Citizenship: Global Spotlight Week 2018, a collaboration between six UNC-Chapel Hill area studies centers including the Carolina Asia Center, Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations, African Studies Center, Center for European Studies, Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies and Institute for the Study of the Americas.

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