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ABOUT THE GRANT

ABOUT THE PROJECT

saved

Immemorial, prompted by the 100th anniversary of the lynching of Laura Nelson and her fourteen year old son, L.W. at the Old Schoolton Bridge in Oklahoma, we will stage sound installation-performances with live local choirs on a series of steel bridges across the United States. Folks will gather at these bridges, and together we create a living memorial — an elegy. A series of postcards constitute the piece’s documentation.

saved is an elegy — a collaborative project with artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, arts organizations and the local community. Participants gather together to reenact the original documentary photograph that captured the townspeople of Okemah witnessing the aftermath of the lynching.

This living memorial links past and present resistance to racial and sexual violence.

INVISIBLE is a long-form, multi-media project that asks the question: what if the transatlantic slave trade never happened?


ARTISTIC TEAM

Charlotte Brathwaite
Courtney Bryan
M. Asli Dukan
Chris Ferreria
Saeun Kim
kara lynch
Sonia Paulino
JT Takagi
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