June 23, 2019

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Kings County Hospital Center, 451 Clarkson Avenue, NY 11203. Check-in begins at 3:30 pm in Room CG-95, located in the C-Building. Entrance: Clarkson Ave. near East 37th Street

This program is free and open to the public, but capacity is limited. Please register by calling (929) 219-3713 or email Lab@nolongerempty.org

Artist Diane Exavier invites you to participate in a ritual of commitment. Petit Plasaj (meaning Small Placement) is a public art project inspired by a practice in the Haitian countryside known as plasaj, where people living in intimate relation ceremonially commit themselves to each other and the work they share. Petit Plasaj invites participants to imagine something they are choosing to commit themselves to and to celebrate that commitment by crafting floral crowns as an act of adornment and remembrance. A chance to work with your hands on something close to your heart, Petit Plasaj offers the public the opportunity to crown what is closest to them. All ages welcome. Refreshments will be served!

Diane Exavier creates performances, public programs, and games that challenge and invite audiences to participate in an active theater that rejects passive reception. She lives and works in Brooklyn.

Petit Plasaj is organized as part of (after)care, a site-responsive exhibition that re-envisions a former emergency waiting room as a site of remembrance, possibility, and celebration of radical care. (after)care is curated by the 2019 NLE Lab.

The 2019 NLE Curatorial Lab is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts, and Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, with in-kind support from Materials for the Arts, Paper Monument and NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County.

Photo courtesy of Diane Exavier.