4th Annual Last Address Tribute Walk
Metrograph Screening & LES Doorstep Readings
4th ANNUAL LAST ADDRESS TRIBUTE WALK
3:00 - 5:30 PM, Saturday August 13 2016
Starting at Metrograph Theater (7 Ludlow Street)
IN TRIBUTE TO ARTISTS WHO DIED OF AIDS RELATED COMPLICATIONS AT THEIR FORMER ADDRESSES.
Starting with a screening of Ira Sachs’ touching Last Address (2010, 9 min.) at Metrograph, the Last Address Tribute Walk moved to the streets of the Lower East Side, where Visual AIDS Programs Director Alex Fialho led a tribute walk honoring artists who were lost to AIDS. At each stop of an artist's last residential address, a drawing by Win Mixter and rose were left in tribute, and special guests close to or influenced by the artist shared a related reading.
In a spirit of lively remembrance, Jack Waters & Peter Cramer gave tribute to Valerie Caris Blitz by reading at ABC No Rio (156 Rivington Street); Anneliis Beadnell read at the last NYC address of Martin Wong (141 Ridge Street); Carlo McCormick read at the last address of Nicolas Moufarrege (113 Avenue C); Zooey Gleaves read at the last address of Klaus Nomi (103 St Marks Place); and Angela Muriel read a tribute by Nick Rule at the former address of David Nelson (244 E 5th St).
Though these may be the last addresses where each artist lived, the life of their work continues to address, inspire, and live with a new generation today. The constellation of readings and roses, drawings and doorsteps of the tribute walks is a site for community based on both remembrance and response.
***Rain or Shine***
View photos by Elliot Luscombe (lvscombe.com) of the 2015 Last Address Tribute Walk.
View photos by Lyle Ashton Harris of the 2014 Last Address Tribute Walk.
Read a reflection by Alex Fialho about the 2013 Last Address Tribute Walk.
Anneliis Beadnell, is a curator and historian who has been the Director of P.P.O.W, representing the Estate of Martin Wong, for the last five years. This past January, Anneliis co-curated an exhibition with Dino Dincer Sirin of Wong’s early work entitled Voices, which primarily exhibited works Wong created in California, prior to moving to New York City in 1978.
Peter Cramer & Jack Waters were in the extended family of artists that Valerie Caris Blitz belonged to during their tenure as co-directors at ABC No Rio. Valerie's performances and appearances in their films were essential to the vibrancy of No Rio at that time
Zooey Gleaves is a curator and clubkid from south east London who counts Klaus Nomi as an inspiration for his creative practice.
Carlo McCormick is a writer and curator based in New York and a senior editor of Paper Magazine. He knew Nicolas Moufarrege as both an artist and fellow arts writer.
Nick Rule is an artist based in New York. He knew David Nelson as a friend, an artist and a wonderfully acute and generous studio guest for many years.
Sunday, August 17, 2014 from 3:00pm
Saturday, August 29, 2015 from 3:00pm
Wednesday, December 1, 2010