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Performance Art with Eeo Stubblefield

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May 4, 2006 Woodstock Times "Anti-war performance piece provokes strong reactions" by Violet Snow

 

"Oh Say Can You See" by Eeo Stubblefield and Ensemble

 

"Another element of the piece was musicians who had been invited to perform songs of protest on the streets and at the gallery...Soprano Sarah Underhill, who sang for four hours, commented,'It was a good thing for me to do. It was my way of being present and acknowledging what was going on.'

  For awhile, she sang inside a room where performance artist S.W. Woods was slowly covering herself and her white shroud in scarlet paint. "I felt I was exorcising deep wounds,' said Woods. 'I was cleansing as much as I was covering myself in blood. It was redemption for me when Sarah came  in and sang "We Shall Overcome", like a balm. Until then, I had a really hard time with the disparity between the laughter and carrying on in the other room of the gallery and the world of pain I was in right next door. It was the perfect metaphor for what's going on in the world."

 

 

 

"Who Cares?"  performed in Ellenville NY July 2006

ART IN/OF THE REAL WORLD

By columnist Beth Wilson of the Chronogram

 

"Sitting in the doorway was a black burka-clad woman,  Sarah Underhill, plaintively singing, a cappella, Sara Thomsen's "Is It For Freedom":

 

Prove to me America that you care

Prove to me America that you're aware

Who's dying for your freedom in this land

Who pays the cost for the liberties you demand

 

 

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