Invasive Species: Performance (10/7 & 10/8)

Digital Art by eo Studio

*This performance will take place on two days, October 7 & 8.*

Join us for a special live and interactive performance at the Cut. An Urban Cypher Performance including music by Amanda Kerdahi and Zane Rodulfo, mixed reality and projection mapping by Eto Otitigbe and eo Studio will reverberate and illuminate the Cut. Viewed from 18th Street Bridge and Community College of Philadelphia Main Garage (Enter from 18th Street).


Asian Arts Initiative is pleased to present Invasive Species: Eco/Systems Land Based Initiatives, a series of projects and events that are the culmination of the two-year collaboration with Dr. Ashley Gripper (of Land Based Jawns) and Sonia Galiber (of Soil Generation), with Eto Otitigbe and eo Studio as the artistic director and production partner. The presentations in Fall 2023 will include an Outdoor Exhibition, Gallery Exhibition, Performances, AAI Block Party Community Day, and Workshops. 

For information on the Invasive Species project, please visit here



Our building is located at the intersection of 12th St and the Vine Street Expressway, easily accessible by the Broad Street Line and multiple bus routes. The building is routinely surveyed to ensure ADA compliance, including a permanent ramp at the entrance of our building and elevator access to all three floors. AAI is also establishing an Accessibility Accommodations Plan. Current offerings include: hearing auxiliary packs with headphones and microphones, alternative texts and descriptions, and mobility accessible on all floors. Future offerings may include: professional ASL interpreters, Braille markers, portable digital magnifiers, and a cognitive disability guide.


Invasive Species: Eco/Systems Land Based Initiatives is funded by:
Our Town Grant of the National Endowment for the Arts
William Penn Foundation

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Our Town projects advance local economic, physical, or social outcomes in communities, ultimately laying the groundwork for systems change and centering equity. These projects require a partnership between a nonprofit organization and a local government entity, with one of the partners being a cultural organization.

Asian Arts Initiative is pleased to partner with The Rail Park, SEPTA and the City of Philadelphia to present Invasive Species: Eco/Systems Land Based Initiatives in 2023.

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