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Old North

Presented by Reciprocity Collaborative at Online/Virtual Space

Feb 13 - 27 2022
Old North

Sue Murad

Film Premiere culminating year-long creative residency at Old North Church with the National Parks Service and music by Andrew Bird.

A virtual premiere of a full-length documentary art film. Inspired by the architecture, history, and community of Boston’s oldest church known for its role in the American Revolution, a group of artists and dancers inhabit a site that is both a national park and a parish. For one year they follow the site’s daily rhythms, and offer slight alterations of actions and practices traditionally embedded in the space. In the final months, they document their embodied research, inviting

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The month-long screening remains free and open to all. If you wish you to donate you may do so through the Reciprocity Collaborative's fiscally sponsored nonprofit profile at Fractured Atlas. Any funds raised will go directly towards film touring expenses.

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Created by Sue Murad and Jenna Pollack

WHEN: Streaming every Sunday in February for 24 hours:

Sunday, February 6

Sunday, February 13

Sunday, February 20 – public celebration and reception at 7pm EST on Zoom, link provided upon registration

Sunday, February 27

70 minutes

PARTNERS: With generous support from the Reciprocity Collaborative, National Parks

Service, Boston Harbor Now, Boston Foundation, City of Boston Opportunity Fund, and Boston Filmmaker Collaborative

WHO: Sue Murad (Director) is an interdisciplinary artist who creates performance art, installation, books, and film. Over twenty years of collaborative art making have led to partnerships and projects among many of New England’s well-known institutions including Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston Public Library, Jacob’s Pillow, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, MIT, and the National Park Service. Long term collaborations include multiple residencies with Reciprocity Collaborative and touring with UV Protection. Murad’s upcoming book, “The New Garden” is one in a series of books merging contemporary magazines and biblical text. She is a Massachusetts Cultural Council fellow in Choreography, with a highlight of her performance work including an invitation to perform at the 7A*11D International Festival of Performance Art in Toronto.  Her collaborative film, “Castle Island” was recently commissioned by the Institute of Contemporary Art for ICA Boston’s First Fridays, and she has screened internationally at the Krafta Doc International Artmaking Film Festival in Scotland. Murad lives in Boston and holds a BFA in Sculpture from Mass College of Art and Design. @muradsue (IG)

Jenna Pollack (Co-Director) is a collaborative dance professional, cultural organizer, and arts worker. She is currently a Masters candidate in Urban Planning and Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago specializing in community economic development, and a Research Assistant at the Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement. Most recently Jenna was an Arts Envoy to the U.S. Embassy in Colombia in collaboration with the University of Caldas, and was an Assistant Professor of Dance at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee and Visiting Lecturer at Salem State University. Jenna holds an executive certificate from University of Pennsylvania's School of Social Policy and Practice in Social Impact Strategy, an M.A. with Distinction in Choreography from the Institute of the Arts Barcelona/Liverpool John Moores University, a Certificate with Honors from Harvard Business School Online’s CORe program, and a B.F.A. in Dance Performance from The Juilliard School. @in_jenna_ral (IG and twitter)

Old North Church (Partner) was established in 1723 as Christ Church in the City of Boston. We are both a national historic landmark operated by the Old North Foundation and an active Episcopal Church congregation. Old North is the oldest church building and the longest-serving Episcopal congregation in the City.

The National Park Service (Partner) preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world.

The Reciprocity Collaborative (Partner) believes the way to understand reciprocity is through practice. As an organization, we are committed to interactive, immersive, and interdisciplinary collaboration. We are a platform for sharing arts-based expertise in a wide range of disciplines including clinical care, creative technology, and social practice.

COVID-19 Phased Reopening Details

Face Masks Required: No
Social Distancing: No
Limited Capacity: No
Reservations Required: No
Proof of Vaccination Required: No

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