One Year by MamaCITA Five

By FringeArts (other events)

9 Dates Through Sep 21, 2013


Installation open Sept 7, 8, 12–15 + 19–21, from 6pm–8pm.

25-minute performance on Sept 7 and Sept 21 at 6:30pm.

In 2012 there were 331 murders in Philadelphia. This visually stunning art installation of hundreds of wire sculptures “one for each murder” confronts public apathy towards urban violence. On September 7 and 21, a short musical and spoken word performance will immerse the audience in lamentation, remembrance, and hope.

RSVPs encouraged but not required.

Check out the Website HERE


One Year, a powerful art installation that confronts apathy towards the high murder rate in Philadelphia, will be installed at The Rotunda during the FringeArts Festival, opening September 7, 2013.

This event is FREE. Five local MamaCITA artists have worked with the violence prevention group Mothers in Charge for several years to plan and create this monumental exhibit consisting of 331 wire vessels—one for each murder in Philadelphia in 2012. The hundreds of handcrafted sculptures will be displayed to cast dynamic shadows against fabric backdrops that will speak to the pain experienced by these losses.

On September 7 and 21, the installation will be accompanied by short performances of spoken word, singing, and drumming that will compel the audience to lament, remember, and honor each unique victim and those left behind. FREE at The Sanctuary at The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA Performances: September 7 and 21 at 6:30 pm. Art Installation will also be open weekends on September 7-8, 12-15 and 19-20 from 6-8 pm.

Check out a Video Preview of One Year HERE

Mailing Address

140 N. Columbus Blvd. (at Race St.) Philadelphia, PA 19106