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Show Up

Poster design by Adrian is Hungry.

Show Up is a one day event during which art projects, civic action and performances appeared simultaneously in 5 Brooklyn parks on May Day 2021 — a time when Covid lockdowns were still slowly easing. Moved by the impromptu public musical actions, outdoor classes, and creative acts of community building witnessed throughout the year in all the parks, organizers Regine Basha and Birgit Rathsmann wanted to rally them together, and see these honored all in one day. 

Show Up highlights the joyful labor of cultural workers as vital to communities during our darkest days. Adding to the liveliness of park life, Show Up injected added visibility to a group of visual artists, musicians, dancers, booksellers, yoga instructors, comedians, environmental activists, DJs and community food preparers, by designing maps to highlighting their park location and highlighting Venmo accounts on the Show Up website and social media. Creative actions took place in McCarren Park, Fort Greene Park, Coffey Park, Prospect Park, and Brower Park.

Barrio Collective (w/Adrian is Hungry) sets up a community event with live DJ, food and picnics. tarting at McCarren Park and through the 5 parks of Show Up with Birgit Rathsmann and Marie Lorenz. Handmade maps point out favorite sites & history along the way.
Miracle Tapestries by The Moving Company and friends at Fort Greene Park. A calendar of symbols reflecting on the year 2020.
A bike journey sBarrio Collective (w/Adrian is Hungry) sets up a community event with live DJ, food and picnics. tarting at McCarren Park and through the 5 parks of Show Up with Birgit Rathsmann and Marie Lorenz. Handmade maps point out favorite sites & history along the way.
Daniel Bozhkov + Victor Skersis set up Three Benches. Frozen Echos. 3 Parks A participant is invited to sit on a piece of paper and a drawing is made (using a silver birch graphite pen) of their positionality on the bench.