Re-PLACE-ing Philadelphia: Marty Pottenger's #PHILLYSAVESEARTH

22 - 24 Apr 2016
Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine Street, Philadelphia


Marty Pottenger's #PhillySavesEarth. Photo by Jen Cleary.


Marty Pottenger's #PhillySavesEarth. Photo by Jen Cleary.

Through the ongoing Center-funded project re-PLACE-ing Philadelphia, Painted Bride Art Center presents #PHILLYSAVESEARTH by performance artist and theater director Marty Pottenger. Developed in collaboration with scientists, activists, politicians, and religious figures, this new performance piece aims to reframe the city of Philadelphia within the context of the American Revolution, Lenape Indian culture, and climate change.

Built on a foundation of public dialogue and interaction, re-PLACE-ing Philadelphia uses art as a lens for viewing the city and its history. The 20-month project presents a series of performances, artworks, lectures, readings, and conversations that respond to the city and create forums for new ideas.