Verses : Versus uses a predetermined line up of love songs to open up a stage for audiences to cross the divide between viewing and performing. Audience members can cross the perceived barrier whenever they feel an urge or connection and perform on the stage provided, choosing from the karaoke songs that have no specific pronouns present. Celebrating the queer tendencies of the south, and the kitsch nature of small town bars, the stage will be an open platform for heart-wrenching, joyful, or jealous love, whether artificial or real.
No ticket required, event is free and open to the public.
Rachel de Cuba was born and raised in a multicultural home in Sebastian Florida, she received a Bachelors in Fine Arts and a minor in Art History in 2013 from Flagler College, and is currently in the Digital Arts MFA program at Indiana University. Matthew Batty was raised near the bayous of Louisiana, and the inlets of South Central Florida. Matthew Batty received a BFA in Studio Art at Flagler College in St. Augustine, FL and an MFA at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN.