A Blade of Grass
Reports from the Field: Beauty in Transition
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
6 to 8pm
A Blade of Grass Fellow Jody Wood’s ongoing project, Beauty in Transition, serves the homeless by providing a free hair wash, cut, color, and style to willing participants in a truck custom-outfitted into a fully-functional mobile beauty salon. From August – October 2014, Wood and a team of volunteers traveled to homeless shelters throughout New York City. This conversation explored their experiences, featuring artist and ABOG Fellow Jody Wood and project participants Jerry Anderson, Joann Copeland, Nahomie Marcena, and Carol Thomas, moderated by ABOG Programs Director Elizabeth Grady.
To view a video of the conversation, please visit here.
This program is an extension of A Blade of Grass's Reports from the Field online forum, which shares participants' stories, straight from the source. Curious? Read hairstylist Nahomie Marcena's story HERE.
Jody Wood is an artist whose work is time-based and performative, utilizing video, installation, performance, and community organization to engage with socially charged content. Primarily focusing on transitional experiences of death, trauma, and social isolation, her work aims to unpack and meaningfully interpret these issues by working one-on-one with members of her community. Learn more: beautyintransition.org
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.