Euphoria Marco DaSilva

On Euphoria: A closing celebration with Jarrett Key, Anuradha Golder, and Marco DaSilva

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On Euphoria: A closing celebration with Jarrett Key, Anuradha Golder, and Marco DaSilva
June 8, 2018 7:00 PM
June 8, 2018 9:00 PM
Suggested donation of $10 to support the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
May 26, 2018
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Euphoria Marco DaSilva

For the closing of Marco DaSilva‘s solo exhibition No Reason To Be Careful, please join us on Friday, June 8th, for an evening of performance and celebration at the Bureau in response to the notion of Euphoria. With performance pieces by Jarrett Key, Marco DaSilva and music by Anuradha Golder.
Marco DaSilva‘s No Reason To Be Careful remains on view at the Bureau until Sunday, June 10th.
Jarrett Key was born in Seale, AL. Key attended Brown University where they studied Theater Arts and Public Policy. Since moving to New York, Key has been featured in exhibitions and residencies at the New York University Tisch School of the Arts, La MaMaGalleria, The Columbus Museum, Gallery 67, Swiss House/MGLC, Galerija Kresija, Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art, Caelum Gallery, SPRING/BREAK Art Show, Outlet Fine Art, Former Pfizer Pharmaceutical Factory, Secret Dungeon, La Maison D’Art, Shanghai Theater Academy, and East Meet West Gallery. Key has work is in the collections of the Schomburg Center, MoMa Library, The Metropolitan Museum of ArtLibrary, among other institutions. The HAIR PAINTING series has been featured at the Studio Museum in Harlem and Harlem Arts Festival in Marcus Garvey Park, as well on television: SLAY TV, and CBS 2 NYC. Key will be moving back to Providence to pursue an MFA in Painting at RISD.
Anuradha Golder is a Bronx-based, Bangladeshi-born DJ, curator, playwright, organizer, and zine-maker. Sonically, she plays around with Afro-diasporic and indigenous-to-the-Americas instrument samples. She has performed with the Buenos-Aires political arts collective Hiedrah as well as their sister group Salviatek in Montevideo. Golder also spearheads the multi-lingual Club Etiquette zine, which focuses on issues both broad and trivial that rise in nightlife and set tangible guidelines practiced at their accompanying parties. She has a BFA in Theatre with a concentration in Playwriting from Barnard College.
Marco DaSilva is a native New Yorker whose symbol-based paintings explore hybridity through the intersections of his Brazilian-American, queer identity and manic experience. He has exhibited works at The Brecht Forum, IMAGE Gallery, Heath Gallery, The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art among many others. Last year he was a NYFA Artist as Entrepreneur fellow and is currently a Visual Arts fellow for Queer Art Mentorship’s 2017-2018 cycle. He creates work at his studio in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Marco has a BFA in Painting and Drawing from SUNY New Paltz.

While in the waiting room at Bellevue Hospital in his manic state, DaSilva was extremely hyper and had an unlimited supply of uninhibited energy. While listening to his party playlist through big headphones, he danced uncontrollably, sweating non-stop for hours while everyone sat and stared. In this state he felt like a star, and loved every moment of it. DaSilva will recreate this manic dance in the waiting room at the Bureau. While he will be listen to his own music, the audience will listen to an audio recording of his self- published manic book of poetry, My Quaint Struggle. These poems were mini- epiphanies DaSilva had and wrote down in this euphoric state when he did not sleep for four days straight.