WHERE DOES MUSIC LIVE IN YOUR BODY?
Feelin’ Sounds is a free projection series that summons the five elements of dance and asks the viewer: “where does music live in your body?” From hip hop to ballet to street festivals, #feelinsounds showcases the work of visual artists who capture the visceral ways we move to the beat.
Featuring the work of photographers
Mike Schreiber | Aug 11-17
Omar Z Robles | Aug 18-24
Adreinne Waheed | Aug 25-31
Chantal Regnault | Sept 1-10
Jamel Shabazz | Sept 13-17
co-curated by khadijat oseni & justin.el
Projections will be shown on the wall of the Max Family Garden in the Emily Warren Roebling Plaza.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Chantal Regnault was born in France, has lived in the United States since 1970, and visited Haiti frequently since 1979. She was a doctoral candidate in French Literature at New York University before studying photography at the International Center for Photography and the School of Visual Arts in New York.
From the late 70’s to the early 90’s her work was mostly focused on marginal cultures that were flourishing in New York back then. The Ballroom Scene is a part of this body of work.
In 1993 Chantal established residency in Port-au-Prince. Haiti would become her main source of photographic inspiration for the next twenty years.
Her work both in New York and Haiti was published in numerous newspapers and magazines such as The New York Times, The Village Voice, Liberation, Newsweek, Vanity Fair, Aperture, Geo and Photo. Chantal Regnault has exhibited in the United States, Europe and Haiti and is represented in the following collections: UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, Los Angeles; The William Benton Museum of Arts, University of Connecticut; Museum für Kunst Geschichte, Friburg; La Maison Européenne de la Photo, Paris.
Her book Voguing and the House Ballroom Scene of New York City 1989-92 was published by Soul Jazz Books, London (2011). Ms Regnault co-directed with Haitian filmmaker Rachèle Magloire the award-winning documentary Deported (2012).
Omar Z Robles is an NYC based photographer. Born and raised in Puerto Rico. His interest in storytelling began with one man: Marcel Marceau. The legendary mime actor taught him how to interpret the world through subtle but riveting movements. Those movements that he acquired as a student in Paris, he employs today in his photo series of ballet dancers.
But before juxtaposing the clean lines of dancers against rugged city landscapes, Robles was shooting celebrities, athletes, artists, politicians and city dwellers for The Chicago Tribune’s Hoy, Metro San Juan, Latino Leaders and for his own street photography portfolio.
In New York City, he transformed the aesthetic of his street photography by substituting the New Yorker with the New York dancer. Robles directed the dancers to tell stories with their bodies as he had learned from Marceau. The results were an army of miniature stories as told by the gentle flow of the dancers’ bodies. These stories were later passed on by local and international media. (Mashable, Instagram’s Blog, The Phoblographer, The Huffington Post, The Daily Mail, Design Taxi and Harpers Bazaar).
He is grateful to the dance community and to his supporters –over 300,000 Instagram followers and counting. His social media acumen has made him an influencer for Leica, Peak Design, Jaguar, Gap, Esprit, The Guatemala Tourism Board, Esquire Magazine and other fantastic brands.
Mike Schreiber is a self-taught NY-based photographer with a degree in anthropology from the University of Connecticut. His work has been featured in Esquire Magazine, Rolling Stone, Trace, New York Magazine, Lurve, Vibe, XXL, Slam, Spin and Arise. Schreiber has also shot ad campaigns for Mountain Dew, AND-1, City Year and Partnership For A Drug-free America. Other clients include Atlantic Records, Epic Records, Sony, Universal Records and Koch records.
Schreiber’s work captures varied subjects including entertainers, prisoners in Angola State Prison and kids on the streets of Cuba. His humanistic approach to life is reflected in the full gallery of mostly black and white photographs, providing an unparalleled aesthetic viewpoint. His photos capture the true essence of cultural life and perspective with an end result that is refined yet undeniably honest in its raw and gritty tone. His first book, True Hip-Hop was released in November 2010 with Mark Batty Publishing.
He’s had solo shows in N.Y., London, Atlanta, Chicago and Miami.
Mike is currently working on several book projects that encompass his 20-plus year career.
the years, Shabazz has instructed young students at the Studio Museum in Harlem’s “Expanding the Walls” project, The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture “Teen Curator’s” program, and the Bronx
Museum’s “Teen Council.” He is also the 2018 recipient of the Gordon Parks Award for Excellence in the Arts and h umanitarianism and the 2022 awardee of the Gordon Parks Foundation/Steidl book prize. Shabazz’s most recent work has been shown at the Brooklyn Museum
and Art Basel in Switzerland, both solo exhibitions. His goal as an artist is to contribute to the preservation of world history and culture.
Adreinne Waheed is a visual artist based in Brooklyn, NY. Her work bears witness to and holds space for the beauty, brilliance and resilience of Black folks across the diaspora.
Ms. Waheed is an accomplished photo editor who, during her 20 year career, has produced and directed photo shoots for publications including Vibe, Essence and Time Inc. Books.
Her photography has been published by The New York Times, i-D, British Vogue, Cosmopolitan, National Geographic, andsPhoto District News; and has been featured by Spotify, Curology and the NAACP’s Twenty 20 in Black.
Ms. Waheed is the recipient of the 2019 Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts SIP Fellowship and the 2020/21 Svane Family Foundation Ark Commission.
In 2010, she created the Waheed Photo Archive, which was acquired by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) in 2015.
Her coffee table book, Black Joy and Resistance, was released in December 2018 and is now sold out.