a/wake in the water Exhibition VIP Preview

Aug 14
Hosted by:MoCADA (Museum of Contemp...
August 14, 2014 at 6:00pm to
August 14, 2014 at 7:00pm
MoCADA map 80 Hanson Pl. Brooklyn, NY 11217

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a/wake in the water: Meditations on Disaster, is a film, video, and new media exhibition, curated by filmmaker Erin Christovale that explores the ways Black bodies experience environmental hazards and natural disaster. In direct response to recent catastrophes like Hurricane Katrina, the BP Oil spill, and the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Kevin Jerome Everson, Cauleen Smith, Ulysses Jenkins, Tameka Norris, Danielle Lessovitz and the Institut de Sauvegarde du Patrimoine National utilize found footage, staged reenactments, and performative paralysis to expose the systematic neglect and lingering repercussions Black communities face in the aftermath of disaster. Accompanying narratives by A. Sayeeda Clarke, Wanuri Kahiu, Muchiri Njenga, Loretta Fahrenholz, and Observatory Media explore impending dystopic and apocalyptic futures to further analyze the state of environmental justice as it functions within the Diaspora.

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