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by women of the African Diaspora
THREE QUESTIONS With Amber L.N. Bournett and Ebony Blanding co-founders of House of June

THREE QUESTIONS With Amber L.N. Bournett and Ebony Blanding co-founders of House of June

  1. How did your concept for the short film for AFRICA FORECAST develop? EBONY: We found that the exhibition asked us to consider how we adorn ourselves. From what we wear to body art, our emotions and thoughts are...
‘AFRICA FORECAST: Fashioning Contemporary Life’ | Now On View
Ayana V. Jackson | 'Stella,' 2016
Lina Iris Viktor | 'Constellation,' 2016
Zohra Okopu | 'selfportraits,' 2015
Amy Sherald | 'Fact was she knew more about them than she knew about herself, having never had the map to discover what she was like,' 2015
Fabiola Jean-Louis | 'Amina,' 2016
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Wednesday, November 20, 2013
6:30 p.m.

Channeling the funk of Southern musical pioneers like Outkast and Joi, (dis)possessed is a stream of consciousness mixtape listening party. Music, movement, sonic play, video installation, and lyrical monologues address the presentation of the black female body in popular culture through the voices of three female characters – an Emcee, a youthful girl, and a wayward streetwalker.

BLACK BOX is a site for play, dialogue, and creative risk taking that encourages artists of all disciplines to engage with others connected to their subject matter. Each program affords the opportunity for cultural producers to share in-progress works on the art and culture of the African Diaspora in front of a live audience for feedback, engagement, and encouragement. It also provides a space for arts enthusiasts to view compelling work from some of the most exciting and thought-provoking artists working today.

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