is an international collective laboratory of groundbreaking and experimental
black artists who use various forms of
art and media, such as music, film, sculptural
installation, and contemporary dance and theatre “to experiment with
linear narratives in order to find alternate possibilities via abstraction.”
In fact, living
up to their principles, this year the collective withdrew their work from the
Whitney Museum Biennial exhibition in New York to protest racist curatorial practices, and
call attention to white supremacy in the art world.
length film “Good Stock on the Dimension Floor: An Opera,” which is a digital
film in 35 parts, “reimagines the
traditional opera to pose a central question: “What happens to the black body
when it is haunted by a ‘blackness’ outside of it?” The spoken, chanted, sung,
and screamed libretto explores the consequences of centuries of global racial
strife that are thrust upon on those born of African descent.”
And now “Good
Stock” will get a one time only screening this week in Chicago, at the Logan Center
of the Arts, on the University of Chicago campus, located at 915 E 60th St
starting at 6PM.
free, with seats available on a first come first served basis.
In addition, the
screening will be followed by a Q&A with 6 of the collective’s members:
Dawn Lundy Martin, Mitch McEwen, Annie Lee Moffett, Andre Springer, Sienna
Shields & Christa Bell.
For more info go HERE.
Below is a short
clip from the film with Nadia B performing the song “Negro.”