2016 Awardee And Then There Was BLAK Multimedia Installation

And Then There Was Repast
February 5, 7-11pm
The Dojo
2304 S. Blue Island Ave.

and then there was REPAST is a versatile interactive multimedia installation project on the urban millennial black and brown gaze when relating to death consumption. We would like to express the ritual of ethnic funerals, eulogies, repast and public consumption of death by celebrating brown lives that still exist juxtaposed with brown lives that have passed and become #hashtags. A special focus on marginalized black and brown people of color, i.e. women, impoverished, immigrants, cisgender, lesbian, gay, bi, transgender, and gender non-conforming individuals who have encountered death via state-sanctioned violence. These celebrations will be rooted from different ethnic backgrounds and diasporas such as Black, Mexican, Jamaican and Cuban.

Featured artists include Phillip Lambert, Jordan Gillespie, Gerardo Romero, Roger Rogelio Fierro, Zakkiyyah Najeebah, Jared Brown, Angel D’Cuba, and Atlantis Island.