Performance: Resistance, Resilience, and Restoration
7:00 pm–8:00 pm
CSPS Legion Arts
1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
Resistance, Resilience, and Restoration: A Performance By Christopher Rasheem-McMillan and Jason J. Snell.
This project explores the speech of African American resistance in our culture, using a custom motion-sensor dance system which abstracts words into musical tones over time. Words from songs, speeches, and media events centered around the African American culture of resistance will be read by a computer voice to abstract and remove them from their original context. Articles and prepositions will be removed so nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs will be emphasized in a new narrative of resistance expressed through McMillan’s movements. The performance will be followed by a conversation about the collaboration.
This project responds to a Stanley Museum of Art exhibition by the same name and was organized by the Legacies for Iowa Collections-Sharing Project, Supported by the Matthew Bucksbaum Family.
Free and open to the public.
Contact: Vero Rose Smith
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