In the Waves by artist Melissa McGill is a series of live free public art performances activating the landscape at Rough Point in Newport, Rhode Island.
An ensemble of members of local communities take part in this inclusive movement based artwork, which evokes the urgency of rising sea levels and a rapidly changing climate. In the Waves aims to create and uplift through a shared meaningful experience about these environmental themes that affect us collectively. Free and open to the public. Presented by Art & Newport, curated by Dodie Kazajian, with Newport Restoration Foundation’s initative Keeping History Above Water. With Melanie George, producer and dramaturg, and Davalois Fearon, choreographer.
Melissa McGill will set up an on-site ‘wave’ painting workshop for two weeks prior to the inaugural performance, where visitors are invited to see the project’s development in the making.
In the Waves by Melissa McGill
Rough Point in Newport, Rhode Island
18-21 / 24-28 August 2021
More information on the artist’s website melissamcgillartist.com