This event is part of “Sand: Amphitheater, Theater, Arena,” a project by ArtCenter’s Art in Public Life resident Misael Soto. The first of three events, Sand: Amphitheater, uses sand as a literal and metaphorical foundation to explore the area’s history and its ecosystem, and examine how our decisions along the way led us to present day South Florida.
The public forum and performances will unfold inside of a public art installation in Collins Park where thousands of pounds of sandbags are stacked forming a Greco-inspired amphitheater.
Misael Soto, lead artist and Art in Public Life resident of ArtCenter/South Florida
Elizabeth Wheaton, Director of the Environment and Sustainability Department at the city of Miami Beach
Samuel Tommie, Indigenous artist and activist from the Everglades
Dr. Paul George, Former Professor of History at Miami-Dade College, Wolfson Campus, he also serves as Historian to HistoryMiami
Dr. Marvin Dunn, Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Florida International University, author of Black Miami in the Twentieth Century and coauthor of The Miami Riot of 1980: Crossing the Bounds
Laurencia Strauss, Visual artist and trained landscape architect
Archival Feedback, experimental sound art duo/collective, Emile Milgrim and T. Wheeler Castillo
Donzii, Miami-based no-wave and performance art influenced post-punk band
For more information, please text Sand to 474747