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Common Ground: 2023 Fisher Center LAB Biennial: An International Festival on the Politics of Land and Food

Tania El Khoury - Memory of Birds
Tania El Khoury - Memory of Birds

“Common Ground,” the 2022-2023 iteration of the Fisher Center LAB Biennial, a four-day festival on the politics of land and food, opens today and runs through May 7. For the LAB Biennial, the Fisher Center commissions new work that grapples with some of the most pressing questions of our time.

From a participatory "blues eucharist" (Kenyon Adams) to a tour of an off-grid queer homestead in Puerto Rico (Tara Rodríguez Besosa), a guided somatic experience among the birds and trees (Tania El Khoury) to sharing cake as an act of mourning (Kite), four new performances and installations invite us to imagine a more equitable, healthful, and sustainable future.

Tania El Khoury, who serves as Director of the OSUN Center for Human Rights and the Arts at Bard (CHRA), and Fisher Center Artistic Director and Chief Executive Gideon Lester join us this morning.

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