Fringe Festival Installations at Cherry Street Pier
Cherry Street Pier is excited to host two installations part of this year’s Fringe Arts Festival Section, Void presented by Pig Iron Theatre Company and Suspended Lives / Vidas Suspendidas presented by Puentas de Salud from September 5 – 22, 2019.
Pig Iron Theatre Company
Opens at Cherry Street Pier September 10
A public artwork and installation that serves as a companion work of visual art to Superterranean , Section, Void creates a primal architectural experience of seeing and sensing, and a way for viewers to contemplate the human body’s peculiar vibrations amid large constructions. While at the installation, enjoy a custom Section, Void ice cream from Little Baby’s Ice Cream at Cherry Street Pier.
Suspended Lives / Vidas Suspendidas
Puentas de Salud
Every migrant’s story is a beast all its own. Barbed wire to the touch, or marzipan tender. Wrought from brittle citizenship or building shelter in a place where the neighbors call them monster.
In Suspended Lives / Vidas Suspendidas , Latinx artists from across Philadelphia shed their favored mediums and reclaim the piñata as a common cultural construction. What emerges are life-sized self-portraits embodying Mexican iconography and kinetic self-realization.
A companion piece to the FringeArts curated piece Cartography, Vidas Suspendidas is an exploration of the immigrant narrative set in liminal space. A restoration of latinidad as not only a politically charged identity but a mystic existence. Together, the Vidas Suspendidas artists dissect their common obstacles and celebrate their individuality through sculpture and story.
Sculptures are located at the Fringe Festival Bookstore at Cherry Street Pier, at FringeArts, and at the Christ Church Neighborhood House. Use the QR codes which accompany the sculptures to visit the Suspended Lives / Vidas Suspendidas Digital Fringe project.
This project was created by Nora Hiriart Litz, director for art and culture at Puentes de Salud, a nonprofit that promotes the wellness of Philadelphia’s Latinx immigrant population through health, education, and community programs.
Free and open to the public.
Dogs on leashes are welcome.
Cherry Street Pier is a smoke and vapor-free zone.