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Weavers of the Daisy Chain Gang Chorus – Ties That Bond

June 10, noon8:30 pm.

Peter Cramer and Jack Waters present

Performance/Action at NYC AIDS Memorial, 76 Greenwich Avenue @ 12th Street.

June 10, 2023 (Rain date June 11, 2023)

Time – NOON TO DUSK     


conceptual design by peter cramer

Peter Cramer and Jack Waters invite you to participate in the activation of the NYC AIDS Memorial on June 10, 2023.   We’re creating an all day event titled…

WEAVERS OF THE DAISY CHAIN GANG CHORUS: TIES THAT BOND – a durational performance/installation in collaboration with NYOBS – our “queer- skinned kitchen band” including Mike Cacciatore and John Swartz,  with DJ Econ and special guests TBA.  Beginning at noon, our ensemble will weave a tapestry of ribbons, sound, movement, music, and text throughout the Memorial site, evoking the tradition of springtime maypole celebrations.

We invite you to bring a photograph, drawing, poem, lightweight momento that acknowledges and commemorates those lost to, or living with, AIDS /HIV.  Materials must be no larger than legal paper and easily attached to our “web” of red binding materials including ribbons, cloth, rope, etc. . If unable to attend on the day of event, please send your submission to Allied Productions PO BOX 20260 NY NY 10009

All submissions will be gifted to the NYC AIDS Memorial for their archives

Program Schedule *

12pm: Cleansing the Monument – Let Our Weaving Begin…Join in for the  binding of the monument. A participatory group action: Durational until the weave is wound

1pm: Chalk It Up – Creating body outlines. Art materials supplied

2pm: “Decolonial Poetry: Us Despite Them” w/readers: Eura Chun, M.S. Red Cherries, Ra Ruiz Leon

3pm: Granite writing DIY Stone Rubbing Poetry (Participatory group action) rubbings of the Walt Whitman poem inscribed in the concrete on the monument ground

4pm: Tea Time! Processional, Pot & Pizza

5pm: Out shout, Let it out! An open forum to express yourself

6pm: NYOBS, NYC’s Terminally queer Skinned Noise-Goth band Mike Cacciatore, John Swartz, Peter Cramer, Jack Waters

7pm: Dance OUT / Chill w/DJ Econ

8pm: Closing Ceremony

*All programming subject to variables of spontaneity

For more info please contact us at  [email protected].

TIES THAT BOND is a commission by the NYC AIDS Memorial and supported by a Visual AIDS Materials Grant.