#3everyday is a daily performance piece carried out in public spaces in Atlanta by three women. The performance is based on stories, information, and statistics around domestic violence, including the statistic that 3 women die every day in the United States from domestic violence.
If you want to talk to someone about the violence in your life or in the life of someone you know, please call Georgia’s 24-Hour Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline, 1.800.33.HAVEN (1.800.334.2836) V/TTY. As a friend or family member of someone experiencing domestic violence, it is important to be there for them and let them know that the abuse is not their fault.
A domestic violence advocate can talk to victims, friends and family to plan for safety. They may be able to offer resources in your community or give you or your family support. Domestic violence programs offer victims and their families a variety of services in the community and are here to support you 24 hours a day.
October 2017 - Where do we go from here...
This performance series is a continuation of past year’s #3everyday performances which has continued to evolve. Performances in 2015 and 2016 each reflected different concerns, but like those years, this year will also reflect various statistics, identities, and concerns that need to be addressed when considering the issue of intimate partner violence in its entirety. This project is meant to bring awareness and to highlight the stories of those affected by it. It is also strives to highlight the work being done by organizations and advocates to find solutions and to decrease these terrible numbers. Finally, the project is meant to create a space for public dialogue, however small, between people about a typically difficult subject. I encourage those that witness the project to ask questions, talk to performers and each other, and to share what they are learning and know.
- On October 1st the performance will take place at the Frank Wesley Dobbs Memorial at 2 pm.
- On October 31st the performance will take place at Oakland Cemetery at 5pm.
Otherwise, performances will take place at various locations throughout the city within a set weekly schedule:
- Mondays – 7am at the intersection of 10th and Peachtree St NE
- Tuesdays – 7pm in/around Centennial Olympic Park
- Wednesdays - 9pm at/near Ponce City Market
- Thursdays – 7pm at Woodruff Park
- Fridays – 7pm at the West End (near the Marta Station)
- Saturdays – 4pm along the Beltline
- Sundays – 4pm at the Shops at Buckhead
Performers will be Jessica Caldas, Haylee Anne, and Angela Davis Johnson, with support from Hannah Lenkey, Angela Bortone, and Danielle Deadwyler.
Angela Davis Johnson comes from generations of healers and creators. Informed by their wisdom, she creates paintings, public art installations, and ritual performances to examine and archive the technologies of black people, in particular the wide spectrum of black women. Merging art into a contemplative practice she embodies Live Dreaming - a process of deep listening, imagining, constructing, and recording personal + community ancestry. She generates experiential spaces to bring personal and communal healing around poverty, displacement, and state sanctioned violence. Davis Johnson was selected as 2015 Joan Mitchell/Alternate Roots Visual Arts Scholar for her work as an artist and activism. She has also created for Mississippi Museum of Art, Elevate ATL, and recently Mosaic Templars Cultural Center in Little Rock, AR. Her pieces can be seen in several cultural centers, galleries and private collections. The mother of two, Davis Johnson lives and in Atlanta, GA.
Haylee Anne is an interdisciplinary artist and cat enthusiast. Swooning over lush National Geographic landscapes inspired her at an early age, alerting her subconscious that she was to create. A BFA Graduate from Montclair State University, her work has shown in venues such as the Carriage House Gabarron Foundation, The Road Gallery, Soho20 Gallery, and across the planet in Savannah, Chicago, Newark, Washington D.C., Madrid, and France. In 2013 she was awarded the VSA Excellence of Artistry Award by the Smithsonian and the Kennedy Center. She has worked with ArtsATL, Plywood People, and the Atlanta Contemporary.
Angela Bortone is a painter, video artist and freelance art critic. She mixes other people's voices into her paintings and videos. Born in the Dominican Republic, Bortone was raised in Brooklyn and spent nearly a decade abroad in Germany before moving to Atlanta in 2002. She earned a BFA in studio art with a concentration in drawing, painting and printmaking from Georgia State University in 2010.
Hannah Lenkey is like a really weird movie. She’s a 20 year old college sophomore living on the edge of a fragile moment. Taking pride in every guitar string she’s ever broken, Hannah enjoys all opportunities to express her passions. You and her will get along great if you like punk rock, nice pens, and cats.
Danielle Deadwyler is a congregation of artistic personas and firebrand talent. Her sophisticated spunk and ingenuity is reflected on stages, screens, and pages.
The Atlanta native's artistry is rooted in theatre, dance, and creative writing. As a professional actor, Deadwyler has performed in productions with Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre, Horizon Theatre, Synchronicity Theatre, Theatrical Outfit, Aurora Theatre and the Tony Award winning Alliance Theatre. She is the Creative Loafing Atlanta 2013 Critics Pick for Best Actress and the 2015 Suzi Bass Award winner for Outstanding Lead Actress in a play. In Fall 2013, she presented (dis)possessed: the live mixtape, a one-woman theatrical performance art project she conceived, at Spelman College’s Museum of Fine Art as part of their Black Box series. 2013 also led to experimental work with artist/filmmaker Tiona McClodden (Harriet's Gun Media) on her Be Alarmed: The Black Americana Epic series.
As a budding filmmaker and producer, Deadwyler’s first short film Brummagem (2011) was listed as a semi-finalist in the first annual Creative Loafing Atlanta shorts contest. Her video, Do Not Resuscitate, was a WonderRoot Local Film night finalist (2013), while the short video for her multimedia project MuhfuckaNeva(Luvd)Uhs: Real Live Girl was the Jury award winner (2015). She also starred in and produced the American Black Film Festival 2014 HBO Shorts Official Selection Ir/Reconcilable, a short film starring Jasmine Guy, Dick Gregory and Crystal Fox. Her short film, SuPerHeRoInUh, was selected amongst ten finalists as a part of the Airport Shorts 3.0 program, coinciding with the Atlanta Film Festival 40th anniversary, to screen at Hartsfield Jackson Airport in the International Terminal for the duration of 2016.
The poet and performance artist is also an observer/practitioner of all things hiphop culture and gender-centric. Her video/performance works have been included in MAMBU BADU collective's exhibition If We Came From Nowhere Here, Why Can't We Go Somewhere There? (D.C.), Mint Gallery (ATL), Whitespace Gallery (ATL), The Luminary (STL), Atlanta Film Festival, among others. She has been supported in her performance art work by IDEA CAPITAL (2014), ELEVATE Atlanta, and Living Walls (2016 Inaugural Laura Calle grant winner). Deadwyler is currently a WonderRoot Walthall Fellow and an Atlanta Film Festival Filmmaker-in-Residence.
October 2016 - Shrouded
In 2015, Georgia experienced a significant increase in DV/IPV homicides. The Georgia Commission on Family Violence and the Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence’s annual fatality review, a group of advocates and researches who analyze deaths due to DV/IPV, recorded more deaths in 2015 than in the past ten years of their work. 80% of these deaths were caused by firearms. Georgia ranks 8th in the nation for the number of women killed by men.
This year the performances will reflect a few changes: This project is meant to bring awareness to this issue, to highlight the stories of those affected by it. It is also meant to highlight the work being done by organizations and advocates to find solutions and to decrease these terrible numbers. Finally, the project is meant to create a space for public dialogue, however small, between people about a typically difficult subject. I encourage those that witness the project to ask questions, talk to performers and each other, and to share what they are learning and know.
Performances will take place at varying locations throughout the city. Weekday performances will begin at 6 pm and weekend performances will begin at 3 pm. Performances are not longer than 10 minutes, and performers will remain present after each performance for a time to interact with those who wish to talk, ask questions, receive information about resources, or otherwise. Performers will include Angela Davis Johnson, Estela Semeco, Haylee Anne, and Shae Edman. Locations for each performance can be found below:
Day 1 – Georgia Capitol
Day 2 – King Memorial Marta Station
Day 3 – Oakland Cemetery
Day 4 – Grant Park
Day 5 – Chosewood Park
Day 6 – United States Penitentiary
Day 7 – Moreland Kroger
Day 8 – East Atlanta Village
Day 9 – Lang Carson Park
Day 10 – Inman Reynoldstown Marta Station
Day 11 – Little 5 Points
Day 12 – Freedom Park
Day 13 – The Carter Center
Day 14 – Historic Fourth Ward Park
Day 15 – Henry Grady High School
Day 16 – Piedmont Park
Day 17 – 10th Street Park
Day 18 – Midtown Marta Station
Day 19 – Tech Square
Day 20 – The Fox Theater
Day 21 – Hardy Ivy Park
Day 22 – Centennial Olympic Park
Day 23 – CNN Center
Day 24 – Peachtree Center Towers
Day 25 – Peachtree Marta Station
Day 26 – Woodruff Park
Day 27 – Hurt Park
Day 28 – Five Points Marta Station
Day 29 – Underground Atlanta
Day 30 – Fulton County Courthouse
Day 31 – Georgia Capitol
October 2015 - Preparing to Leave
The 2015 #3everyday performance was mainly based on the movements of women preparing to leave their homes-as this is the most dangerous time for victims of domestic violence, when their chances of injury and/or death go up more than 70%.
Performances in October 2015 were held daily at varying locations throughout the city of Atlanta. The time and location of each performance were announced the morning of every day social media as well as the home page the artist. Performances included a take away information about how bystanders can engage more deeply with domestic violence prevention, awareness, and education.
Performances were made possible by a huge community of people including:
Angela Davis Johnson
Tamara Serwer Caldas
Haylee Anne Kitties
Emma Elisabeth Johnson
Nicole M. Yarberry
Kira C Walker
Erin Michelle Vaiskauckas
William Massey III
Liz Ann Whipple
Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
Partnership Against Domestic Violence