To Trouble, Escape & Exceed – Curated by the Concerned Black Image Makers
@ Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University
40 Arts Circle Dr, Evanston, IL 60208
Opening Saturday, July 9th, at 2:30PM
TO TROUBLE, ESCAPE & EXCEED – CURATED BY THE CONCERNED BLACK IMAGE MAKERS
(Various artists, 2017-2021, ~35 min + conversation, digital)
Concerned Black Image Makers (CBIM) presents a program of Black cinema shorts that traverse questions of leisure, rest, ways of “being”, memory reconstruction, and dreaming practices through the lens of the body, history, place, poetics, the spiritual, and family lineage.
Following the screening, members of the Concerned Black Image Makers will join Shala Miller in conversation.
Founded in 2017 by L’soft and zakkiyyah najeebah dumas o’neal, CBIM facilitates dialogue and meaningful collaborations amongst lens-based artists whose concerns are specific to the diverse spectrums of Black identified experiences, while also highlighting alternative visions and critiques of black aesthetics.
CBIM prioritizes the critical connections between lens-based practices and the demand for visual integrity.
About the films:
The Echo (Shala Miller, 8:13 min, 2017, digital)
Mourning Chorus (Shala Miller, 2021, 3:18 min, digital)
I ran from it, and was still in it (Darol Olu Kae, 11 min, 2020, digital)
How To Disappear Completely (Cameron Granger, 2 min, 2020, digital)
Everybody Has a Right to Survive (Chelsea Odufo, 6:46 min, 2021, digital)
Co-presented with support from the Black Arts Consortium at Northwestern University
FREE AND OPEN TO ALL
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