On the High Line starting at the 34th St. entrance
Taking Ralph Ellison's novel Invisible Man as a starting point, "The Eulogy" delivers a poignant commentary on police violence in the United States in the style of a New Orleans second line funeral procession. Music by the Sugartones band will interweave Leonardo's speech, punctuating the words that serve as a memorial, a rejection, a challenge, and a call to action all at once.
Now in its second year, Out of Line presents a new set of arresting, intriguing, and playful performances by some of New York City's most exciting contemporary artists.
In the event of rain or inclement weather, this program will be rescheduled to Thursday, June 22, same time and location.
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UPCOMING OUT OF LINE DATES
July 20: "Heisenberg," by Janani Balasubramanian
August 17: "CHEEKY LaSHAE: Karaoke Universal: Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 01011863," by Kenya (Robinson)
ABOUT SHAUN LEONARDO
Shaun Leonardo is a multidisciplinary artist who uses modes of self-portraiture as a means to convey the complexities of masculine identity and question preconceived notions of manhood. Leonardo is a Brooklyn-based artist originally from Queens. His work has been presented in galleries and institutions nationally and internationally, including recently in shows at the Brooklyn Museum, Studio Museum in Harlem, and 8th Floor Gallery. He received his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute.
Public programs on the High Line are supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Council, under the leadership of Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.