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REDCAT: Black Motion Pictures Series

September 18, 2020 - December 16, 2020

Two women standing in room dimly lit with warm lighting. The woman on the left has dark curly hair in a bun, she's wearing a red sweater and loose brown pants. She's leaning toward the other woman, and her face touches the other woman's clavicle. The other woman has short dark hair. She's wearing a black tank top, dark skirt, dark tights, and silver metallic shoes. Her chin is lifted to make space for the other woman's head.

Organized by Gabrielle Civil, Black Motion Pictures is a series of Zoom interviews with radical Black creatives about race, performance, and representation conducted between June 2–14, 2020. Spanning a broad range of topics—Black punk music, heritage sites, re-enactments, queer ancestors— the series launches with transdisciplinary artist Anna Martine Whitehead. Who are you today and what do you do? Can you think of a performance–black or otherwise—whatever that means—that has meant a lot to you? How is black performance marked or archived? How does black performance relate to time (to historicity or ephemerality)? What is a black performance still? How does black performance matter? What is a black motion picture?

Black Motion Pictures Series:

September 18, 2020: Transdisciplinary artist Anna Martine Whitehead

October 14, 2020: Artist and designer Kelly Walters

November 13, 2020: Film curator and programmer Jheanelle Brown

December 16, 2020: Performance artist Sola Bami


BIPOC artist(s), Women artist(s)
Event Type
Lectures & Panels
Pandemic Info
Online Only


Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT)
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
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