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Performance artist Jenn Freeman, also known as Po’Chop, presents their latest project, Bamalama Legs, an audio-visual collage that shares their research into the experiences of Black women’s bodies as a site of spectacle. Mining Claudia Rankine’s writing on Serena Williams, pop-culture’s obsession with the Brazilian butt lift, and the life of Sarah Baartman, an enslaved woman from South Africa who was exhibited as a freak show attraction in 19th-century Western Europe, Freeman seeks to affirm thick thighs and embrace the jiggle. Bamalama Legs is a collaborative work that brings together Freeman’s multidisciplinary performance practice and sound artist Itunuoluwa Ebijimi, aka Petty.
In Progress is a series designed to give artists, thinkers, and curators a platform for developing new works with input from audiences, and to give patrons a glimpse into the creative process. This program is organized by Laura Paige Kyber, Curatorial Assistant.