Open Call: Ladi’Sasha Jones
About this commission
Ladi’Sasha Jones’s Black Interior Space proposes a new conceptual and participatory framework for reflecting on Black interior sociality, or the inner lives of Black people and the cultural production they shape. Through research and writing on Black interior space and design, Jones created a playful kit of modular discs that can connect to one another in open, adaptable, free-form ways. The project culminates in participatory workshops organized around a set of design prompts for collective critical thinking on worldbuilding and mapping the local.
Read an essay by the artist and learn more about the concept of Black interiority.
More about the Artist
Terence Trouillot, Editor
Ernisha and Tracey Hall, NIRAY LLC, Graphic and Print Design
Ben Cohen, Power House Arts, Fabrication
Location and dates
4 & 6 pm
The Shed’s spaces are all wheelchair accessible. This event takes place in The Tisch Skylights on Level 8.
Assistive listening is available on your smartphone over The Shed’s free Wi-Fi network via the free Listen Everywhere app. Devices will be available for you to borrow at the ticketing desk if you do not want to use your own smartphone.
Download the Listen Everywhere app before you arrive.
This performance will include ASL interpretation with Deaf interpreters coordinated and supported by a hearing interpreter on June 19 (provided by Roxanna Aguilo and Brandon Kazen-Maddox). To request ASL interpretation for June 5 or 12 or to request live audio description, please email email@example.com or call (646) 455-3494 at least 10 days prior to the performance date.
To learn more about what to expect during your visit and the performance, please read these descriptions.
If you have any questions or other requests, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (646) 455-3494.
What to Expect
Thank you for planning a visit to The Shed. We’re looking forward to welcoming you for Open Call. This performance will take place in The Tisch Skylights, which is wheelchair accessible and on Level 8 of The Shed’s building.
Currently, the entrance to The Shed is through The McCourt door on the east side of our building, adjacent to the Hudson Yards Public Square. The McCourt is a large performance space created when The Shed’s shell, or movable roof, rolls out to cover the plaza on the east side of the building. You can access this entrance from 11th Avenue and Hudson Boulevard, just one block north of 30th Street, or from the 34 St–Hudson Yards subway station between 10th and 11th Avenues.
As you arrive at The Shed, you will enter The McCourt through a wide, unobstructed entrance at the southeast corner of the building. It is close to the area where the High Line meets Hudson Yards at 30th Street. You will scan your own ticket on your smartphone, with help if needed from a friendly visitor experience staff member standing nearby wearing a black t-shirt and ID badge on a purple lanyard.
You will need to enter The Shed’s building to reach The Tisch Skylights on Level 8. Starting from the southeast entrance to The McCourt, you will continue to a glass door at the back, southwest corner of The McCourt. A staff member can help direct you to this door if you have any trouble finding it. There are no steps at this entrance to the building. Passing through the door, you will enter a short hallway approximately 8 feet wide. To your left will be an elevator that you can take to Level 8.
The hallway then opens into a longer, wider escalator landing full of natural light. You can also use these escalators to reach The Tisch Skylights on Level 8.
For any additional access needs or requests, please email email@example.com or call (646) 455-3494.
- Running time: 60 minutes
Thank you to our partners
Additional support for Open Call is provided by Jody and John Arnhold | Arnhold Foundation.
The creation of new work at The Shed is generously supported by the Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch Commissioning Fund and the Shed Commissioners. Major support for live productions at The Shed is provided by the Charina Endowment Fund.