Closing Event & Artist's Talk: "One Hurricane Season"
New work by Tamika Galanis in One Hurricane Season is part of an ongoing project that the artist/documentarian describes as her life's work, centering around the representation and history of her native Bahamas. The exhibition evolved from time she spent with family in the Bahamas in the summer and early fall of 2017, anticipating and in the wake of two hurricanes. As Irma and Maria were devastating the Caribbean, Galanis was also witnessing the progression of her grandmother's dementia. Incorporating archival family photos and videos as well as natural materials, One Hurricane Season "likens my personal experience with my grandmother to what happened to the countries throughout the Caribbean in that hurricane season," says Galanis. "What does it mean to wake up in a place, to wake up in a body, that's different than it's been for its complete existence? It's a very personal foray into a global story."