On Saturday, December 10, 2005, Human Rights Day, Plexus International will present “Erosions and Renaissance, Act IV,” as a recall of the1984 In Order to Survive Lower East Side community event, to raise attention on the erosion of human rights. This is the fourth in a series of community-based performances staged around the world to warn of the increasing “erosions” underway in our living Earth--from the erosion of the planet’s biodiversity, soils and atmosphere to the erosion of local knowledge, cultural diversity, human rights, freedom and peace. The Plexus event at St. Mark’s Church will highlight the vital role of the artist in the community as a keeper of the living archive to balance the cultural blackout of our current times. It is dedicated to the many artists and luminaries of the Lower East Side who have passed away, including Yuri Kapralov bohemian counterculture author from the Seven Loaves art collective, Miguel Pinero, co-founder of the Nuyrican Poets Cafè, Don Cherry world music explorer, Sarah Farley homesteading pioneer , as well as Bruce Richard Nugent of Harlem, who created the black literary quarterly Fire!! It is also a celebration of the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity.
Welcome address by Rev. Frank Morales; Master of Ceremony: George Stonefish of the American Indian community; Miguel Algarin & Friends, Nuyorican Poets Café; Alfa Diallo, Valery Oisteanu-Zen- Dada Poet, War to W… with Dee Pop (drums), Vittorio Terracina (vocals);Patricia Geri Russell (theatrical performance); Eveleena Dann, Erin Kelly, Kirk Peterkin in “Die Gedanken Sind Frei” (Thoughts Are Free); Lo Galluccio (vocals), Lou Rossi (guitar), Will DiMartino (drums) Uke Jackson (ukelele); Patricia Nicholson Parker and William Parker (dance & bass performance); Arturo Lindsay (ritual art ceremony); Lorenzo Pace (ritual art performance); Lois E. Griffith (ritual repatriation); Sandro Dernini, George Chaikin, Willoughby Sharp (artificial intelligence performance); Lynne Kanter (photo performance); David Boyle (druid performance); Franco Meloni (Italian institutional presence performance); Jose Rodriguez (community presence performance); Rolando Politi (transportable performance)
“CUANDO Purgatorio,”1985 by Jim C
“Who Killed Henrich Hertz?” 1987 by Intercomm: Willoughby Sharp, George Chaikin, Ira Schnieder, Tim Binkley
"Plexus In Order to Survive,” 2005, by Arleen Schloss
ART and staging by Ray Kelly, Barnaby Ruhe, Eve Vaterlaus, Anita Steckel, Frank Shifreen, Anna Saba, Antonello Dessi, Luisa Mazzullo, Micaela Serino. Ousseynou MBaye,, Kre MBaye, Assane MBaye, Carlo Antonio Borghi