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HUNG…Live Durational Performance Art by Pirate Jenny with Guest Artists

February 9 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm 185 Abeel Street, Kingston, NY, 12401
Free Registration: HUNG Eventbrite
For more information: artlifekingston.com

Hung…is the first of a series of performances celebrating the 10th anniversary of Pirate Jenny, the time-traveling avatar of performance artist, Shola Cole. Pirate Jenny embodies the Atlantic Slave Trade’s 16th century meeting point with the Golden Age of Piracy, and also reflects Cole’s experience as an “othered” body, immigrant and queer, living in the US.

On Friday, February 9th, Pirate Jenny will hand wash their personal items along with other selected garments belonging to invited members of the Hudson Valley community; centering QT+BIPOC who have labored with so much selflessness and love amidst so much struggle. In hand washing garments, HUNG with Pirate Jenny and invited guest artists, continues to be an offering, an intentional journey, a meditation and an act of joy, gratitude, and purpose within a seemingly functional mundane and needed task. Most immediately, witnesses may reflect on location, history and context. Hand-washed clothing is simultaneously an act of care and evidence of hardship. We think about the back-breaking labor performed by our enslaved ancestors and we think about how access to the safety and resources (water, soap) required to do laundry by hand are diminished during genocide and war.

This durational performance of HUNG (Turtle Island Premier) at the Artlife Institute is from 4pm till 8pm followed by a Q & A with the artist. Attendees are invited to come and witness Pirate Jenny’s labour at any stage of the evening.

About the Artist
Shola Cole aka Pirate Jenny (They/Themme & She/Hers) is a New York based performance artist and Afro-Caribbean/UK born immigrant. An artist, adult learner, neuro-queer and youthfully mature being unpacking their gender non-conforming edges – Cole explores radio, movement, drawing, figure modeling within a time traveling tool wearing persona, Pirate Jenny (PJ).

Produced by Nights of Black Queer Manifestation, a project by Jaguar Mary X, a Black-Queer-Trans artist in the Hudson Valley. NBQM promotes awareness about the history and legacies of our oft ignored black queer ancestors. Registration is required. The event is free. Donations are accepted via Venmo @jaguarmary-X. Please wear a mask to the event to support and protect our immunocompromised people.


February 9
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Night of Black Queer Manifestation


185 Abeel Street, Kingston, NY, 12401