Performance still from performance at the Wassaic Project Summer Festival, 2013
Bishop Charles Manuel "Sweet Daddy" Grace was James Brown's childhood idol and the original charismatic prosperity preacher. This performance was a silent slow strut through the hamlet of Wassaic, New York dedicated to Daddy Grace's spirit- his fortitude, focus, and ingenuity in the name of a religious body that welcomed all people. This performance was an apparition of Grace, an homage and a small contribution to a new way of seeing this historical figure and his emulators.
Before the performance, ushers handed out custom church fan programs.
Sweet Grace fan
As distributed as part of Sweet Grace at VOLTA NY fair, 2014.
performance at the Wassaic Project, 2013
Is Your House in Order?
Presented by MoCADA.
Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY.
Standing on Eastern Parkway opening a conversation with strangers with a simple question, "is your house in order?" and then offering will-writing worksheets to those who were interested in planning their estates.