Oct 30th 2014

Screening followed by a Q&A with 6 of the collectives members: Dawn Lundy Martin, Mitch McEwen, Annie Lee Moffett, Andre Springer, Sienna Shields & Christa Bell.

Good Stock on the Dimension Floor: An Opera, a 53-minute digital film in 35 parts, reimagines the traditional opera to pose a central question: “What happens to the black body when it is haunted by a ‘blackness’ outside of it?” The spoken, chanted, sung, and screamed libretto explores the consequences of centuries of global racial strife that are thrust upon on those born of African descent.

HOWDOYOUSAYYAMINAFRICAN? is an international collective laboratory that utilizes music, film, sculptural installation, and contemporary dance and theatre to experiment with linear narratives in order to find alternate possibilities via abstraction. In 2014, they withdrew their work from the Whitney Biennial exhibition to protest racist curatorial practices and call attention to white supremacy in the art world.

Presented by Logan Center Exhibitions, the Center for the Study of Race, Politics & Culture, Arts + Public Life, Richard and Mary L. Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry, Department of Visual Arts, Open Practice Committee, Theater & Performance Studies, University of Chicago Arts Council, and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

For more about the collective: howdoyousayyaminafrican.com

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