LAURA MORENO AND AZEL AGUSTIN / BEANS & RICE MEDIA ARTS
The Kitchen Table Interviews is a community story-telling project by Laura Moreno and Azel Agustin of Beans & Rice Media Arts that focuses on their neighborhood of Westview Terrace in Houston. The project engages those who have grown up in or are longtime residents of the artists’ neighborhood of Westview Terrace, to share their personal stories and the impact of their recently changing surroundings, and begins to address the effects of displacement felt by many residents across Houston due to widespread residential development.
The Kitchen Table Interviews consists of a full-length documentary of testimonies and reflections by neighbors, filmed in situ at their kitchen tables; a website; a community lending library and art supply boxes to encourage sharing and exchange.
The Kitchen Table Interviews is presented by DiverseWorks as part of the 2022-23 Project Freeway Fellowship Program.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Laura Moreno and Azel Agustin both grew up in Houston and have always been inspired by its people and their stories. After years of working together on a number of projects for different artists and arts organizations, Moreno, a local theater artist and leader, and Agustin, with twenty years in television and media production, have combined their talents and shifted their focus to feature the diversity of stories that make the city of Houston unique by collaborating as Beans and Rice Media Arts.
The Project Freeway Fellowship is supported by the Houston Endowment and was developed through guidance from EmcArts. Additional support provided by Nora & Bob Ackerley, The Brown Foundation, Inc., The City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, and the Texas Commission on the Arts.
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