Artists working in a multiplicity of art forms—theater, writing, visual art, film, music, dance, and more—are brought together under the umbrella of The VESTIGES Project and will present Tank Drama: Deliberations from The Wet Grave at the Contemporary Art Center of New Orleans. These greatly varied works have evolved over the course of the past eight years since Hurricane Katrina, many winding their way through several iterations in different locales. The artists and their artwork often traveled to cities with a high concentration of New Orleanians, such as Houston and Atlanta. Others reached out to people and places with parallel coastal experiences and concerns. Some works address issues such as global warming, public health, racism, and economic inequities, while others gently touch upon modes of peaceful escape, meanderings of memento mori, and metaphors and tools for intimate community healing and rebuilding.
Assembled together, these pieces are a potent representation of just some of the creative networks documenting, remembering, and re-visioning post-Katrina New Orleans. On view at CACNO, 900 Camp Street. 11 am–5 pm, Wednesday—Monday. $5 adults; $3 students and seniors. (504) 528-3805 or cacno.org.