Widowsweave is an awareness raising series of performances highlighting the conditions of Iraqi Widows who often struggle to acquire even basic necessities such as clean water or adequate shelter. Through artistic durational activities the artist and public participants mark 3,000,000 lines representing the number of Iraqi widows from 30 years of war, tyranny and sanctions.


Kevin Valentine will have three new pieces in the Faculty Show at North Central College, Naperville. The reception is April 8th, from 6-8

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

21 Widowsweave Actions

20 Widowsweave actions (which may be performed during exhibit)

 1. Draw 3,000,000 lines
 2. Crouch on floor of chalk room for one hour
 3. Self or performer, rolling on chalked floor
 4. Sit on end of slab
 5. Two veterans sit on both ends of slab
 6. Two widows sit on both ends of slab
 7. Stand back-to-back in chalked room
 8. Fill entire space with people, exit one by one at 5 sec intervals
 9. Perform choreographed piece – self, dancer, or both – separately or together
10. Read speech or talk from center of room
11. Sit and hold discussion in chalk room, about art and women in Muslim society
12. Read names of Iraqi widows in Chicago – self or widow
13. Iraqis sit, facing out, on slab in circle
14. Jaber speaking/interviewed on Iraqi women
15. Kevin interviewed
16. Panel discussion with Iraqi women
17. Iraqi woman (or artist) draws one line down center of back wall
18. Groups chalk lines
19. Sweep up extra chalk into pile
20. Play If I Could Sing in space
21. Sing If I Could Sing in space a cappella

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