home [away from] home Public Art, Festival (2014)
home [away from] home was an experimental art installation featuring artists in the Ethiopian and Eritrean communities of the Bay Area, culminating in a week-long festival of visual arts, music, dance, poetry, & food around the Eritrean and Ethiopian Gee’z New Year. Created in collaboration with artists Meklit Hadero, Sephora Woldu, and Ellias Fullmore. The project was supported by YBCA In-Community, an initiative created by Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Museum (YBCA).
In addition to co-designing the festival programming, Abyssurdian Productions processed permitting and festival logistics with the City of Oakland. Participating artists include:
ASTU Kingdoms in the Wild Jonathan Teklai Noah Kibreab Sedey Gebreyes Nesima Aberra Mahader Tesfai Joseph Gebre Selam Bekele Natty Rebel Zena Allen