Visual artist and 2013 MacArthur Fellow Carrie Mae Weems (pictured) responds to Kyle Abraham’s dance-theatre work, LIVE! THE REALEST MC. B.Kohnhorst performance curator FRIST Center, Three Decades of Photography and Video, September 2012. photo credit: Zac Hardy

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photo credit:  courtesy Phoenix Dance Theatre of Leeds (pictured), curated for *Neuhoff Building, Nashville, Tennessee. The Neuhoff Meat Packing plant, located in northern Nashville, Tennessee, is six blocks from the State Capitol on a rock bluff overlooking the Cumberland River. It is currently being redesigned as a mixed-use development focused on arts and ecology and employing innovative techniques in regenerative design. One of the first elements of the Neuhoff’s bold new look is an ecologically-friendly “greenroof.”