April 11, 2019

Rocking Chair Sessions Opens at Swampspace in the Design District.

RCS #76-100 Exhibit

by BABA Collective

Opening Reception: May 4, 6-10pm Closing: May 24, 2019

Swampspace Gallery presents RCS #76-100 Exhibit, a multimedia exhibition featuring participants of the Rocking Chair Sessions podcasts series curated by BABA Collective. The exhibit is a compilation of tangible visual artworks and ephemeral audio recordings of reflections, recollection, meditation and memory. RCS audio archive podcasts provide a glimpse at the understanding of artists awareness, actions and motives that presently define our creative community in South Florida.

Participating Artists: Amanda Bradley, Anthony Spinello, Belaxis Buil, Carrie Sieh, David Gary Lloyd, Elaine Defibaugh, Eurydice, Gabriela Garcia D’Alta, Ian Fichman, Jordana Pomeroy, Juan Henrique, Kerry Phillips, Lucinda Linderman, Marina Gonella, Mark Diamond, Michelle Weinberg, Myung Nam An, Nick Gilmore, Nick Mashie, Nicole Salcedo, Oliver Sanchez, Reginald O’Neal, Sharif Slimting, Stephanie Jaffe and Valeria Yamamoto.

BABA Collective was founded in 2017 by Elysa D. Batista and Maria Theresa Barbist to establish Rocking Chair Sessions. RCS aims to engage in casual dialog with local artists and cultural producers in South Florida. RCS documents personal narratives and anecdotal stories of the creative process as oral history. Housed in the Bakehouse Artist Complex, RCS is a valuable contributor to the global burgeoning genre of audio interviews and grassroots anthropology. RCS is housed in the Bakehouse Artist Complex.

The conversations are available online here: RCS: Rocking Chair Sessions

RCS is supported by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.

Special thanks to Stephanie Ansin and Spencer Steward, Debi and Jeff Weschler, Craig Robins - MDDA.