What are we working on?
Cross-pollinating elements of raising awareness about our bodies in the world, and investigation of intimacy, will guide Yukio Suzuki’s character of the dance language and Juraj Kojs’ mastery of composition and performance's expression.
An artistic collaboration between Japanese dancer and choreographer Yukio Suzuki and Slovakian-born composer, sound and multimedia artist, performer, researcher and educator Juraj Kojs, to create, produce and present a multi-layered piece of art. The piece will adapt and ultimately evolve from its creation, at the Everglades’ Residency AIRIE in the month of April, 2020, to each presentation.
Putting together their backgrounds, styles, and creative processes, these talented, experienced artists will playfully work around the title of the project. Cross, pollination, poly-nation… How to combine their “genetic material” to create a new variety of seed, a new artwork, a new art piece. The artists are very interested in exploring how to use the arts as a vehicle for expression and interaction in the personal, community, human, living being’s experience. What we share as earthlings, as species, as community members, and the differences that complement each other and come together to create something stronger that resonates with us all.
The new piece will be presented in a very quiet natural environment: the Everglades, starting its journey for another two different venues. How the piece and the artists themselves react to different environments/venues/audience will be the core of this experimentation. Venues will go from the serenity of the Everglades to the stressed Monday morning’s public transportation in the city. The audience will also change respectively.
WAKE UP MIAMI!
Experiencing our four last years series' success, we are having more this one. A new added station will hold a spring series in addition to the regular summer and fall ones. April will welcome 5 concerts at the University Station. We will also keep bringing you free live music at Government Center Metrorail/Metromover Station Mondays at 8:30 am from August to December. The program features classical, jazz, folk, reggae, and world music presented by Miami-based performers and students, and talents from local organizations. To enhance the experience dancers and performers will be presented at some of the shows. 2019 will present the second master class taught by legendary musicians as part of the series of collateral events, March 7 at Le Chat Noir, Chucho Valdés will share his knowledge and experience in a friendly talk.
The audience is any person who uses the Miami Metrorail/Metromover or live and/or work close to the stations. A space is created for local artists to be able to showcase their work. Making the public transportation system more enjoyable will attract riders.
The project has incremented the number of events doubling it from its first year's edition. We hope in the near future to be able to have it year-round or almost, and extend it to more stations :-)
See it yourself: "Wake up Miami!"
TO ART IS TO LIVE
It features pop-up Art Shows around the city with live music, visual art exhibitions, performances, architectural installations and much more.
Visual artists, curators, architects, and musicians work side by side with PAXy's team and collaborators for an entire day. The public is welcome for free to celebrate creativity and to connect the Miami's Community thru the different forms of Arts.
ARE YOU CINEMATIC?
It is a preferred space for cinema lovers. PAXy provides an alternative to the mainstream film experience, showing high-quality films. International film festivals, film school productions, cult movies, and masterpieces of all times are its source to celebrate and promote the films’ artistic elements and to nurture and promote the art of filmmaking itself. The movies are projected for free in different spots all around Miami.
ART-AINERS ARE GREEN
Shipping containers in public parks that will serve as Art/Community Centers; meeting places to enjoy educational film/documentaries, concerts, performances, exhibitions, etc.
The Art-ainers will be environmentally conscious and self-sufficient models of green construction in the city, living labs to experience and experiment with new alternatives, and learning centers offering workshops, seminars, lectures, etc.
This doesn’t exists in Miami today: A place where kids learn about loving and protecting the Earth, where youngsters engage with their communities, adults educate and raise awareness in the younger generations, and older adults are involved so they remain an active part of their community.
The biggest challenge the organization is facing is getting funds to keep our programs free. Our primary sources of income are private donations and grant awards. Those are very helpful but not enough. We need to have an income inside the organization. We are planning to have what we call a PAXy Art-Coffee Truck, where we will sell organic gourmet coffee, tea, snacks, local emerging artists’ pieces, etc. to support our free art programs and match our grants. We will also project high quality films around the city parks and public spaces on the PAXy truck. This will be free and open to the whole community.
We are aiming to buy a 14’ food truck and convert it into the PAXy Art-Coffee Truck. We will then participate as vendors in art festivals, farmers markets, etc. The money we earn with this will be used to grow our arts program.
We are always interested on collaborations and sponsorship, to be involve or to know more about any of these projects you can connect with us :-)