Leisure Lives, created by multidisciplinary artist Autumn Breon, is a public installation that honors Santa Monica's Bay Street Beach and the Black spatial imaginary. Located a few miles from Frieze, Bay Street Beach was a seaside haven for Black Californians’ recreation in the early to mid-twentieth century. A colorful and illuminating gateway to leisure, Leisure Lives monumentalizes the legacy of the Black pioneers that fiercely protected public space dedicated to the rest and joy of their community.
Activated by the artist’s accompanying performance Swag Surf in the Water, Breon imagines this public space as an invitation to claim and reclaim space for relaxation.
Performance Schedule: Thursday, February 16 at 2:30PM. A procession from the West site (Barker Hangar) to the East site with Autumn Breon and the Black Fist Brass Band.