Halcyon Has Quickly Established Itself as a Force in the D.C. Arts World

Halcyon Has Quickly Established Itself as a Force in the D.C. Arts World

June 21, 2018 | Kriston Capps, Washington City Paper

Jefferson Pinder is a community artist. For his Inertia Cycle, he typically engages in some act of tension or labor—pushing a stalled car, for example, or running a relay—only there’s never any end in sight for whatever task he’s working on. It’s a performance that turns African-American physical labor into shared emotional labor. For this weekend’s By The People festival, Pinder is creating a kind of sound installation at the Parks at Walter Reed, using the walls of the former military hospital to echo and amplify the sound of an engine revving in a vintage muscle car. That’s a Halcyon project. 

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